Monday, August 25, 2008 2:08:20 PM
"Concerns have been raised about the safety of the LHC on the grounds that high-energy particle collisions performed in the collider might cause disastrous events, including the production of stable micro black holes (mBHs) and strangelets. Several CERN-commissioned reports and subsequently published research papers have corroborated the safety of the LHC particle collisions. One research paper published on August 10, 2008 reaches the opposite conclusion, stating that "at the present stage of knowledge there is a definite risk from mBHs production at colliders." This researcher also suggests several steps that might reduce this risk."
Oh, well if several steps have been taken that might reduce this risk, then I'm good with it.
Monday, August 25, 2008 2:03:52 PM
This is depressing. I was thinking about the LHC the other day and thought, "Oh, the date they were gonna run it has passed and it didn't destroy the earth, so we`re fine now."
Great. Now I find out it hasn`t happened yet, so I`m back to worrying. It took longer than I`d like to admit to bury the anxiety the first time.