Dustinland — CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

This week’s Dustinland is on some real life nerd isht. I don’t know if you read sites like Reddit, but a while back there were links to stories about this giant particle accelerator all over the place. Apparently it’s a pretty big deal and they’re about to use it to do some crazy experiments and learn some stuff about the universe. Some haters are saying it could create black holes and destroy Earth and that the scientists are being all reckless and stuff, just like when they were first testing the atomic bomb and they were like “this might blow up the entire atmosphere but let’s give it a shot anyway.” Most people seem to think the hadron collider will not destroy the planet so I’m feeling pretty good about it. Relax everyone — Earth will not be destroyed this summer in one fell swoop.  Now go back to slowly destroying it.


2 responses to “Dustinland — CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

  1. No the Earth will not be destroyed this summer… Dr. Otto Rossler calculates that it would take at least 5 years or more for a stable micro black hole to destroy the planet.

    Unlike what CERN tells the public, the Large Hadron Collider Safety Assessment Group (LSAG) writes that current safety arguments are not valid proof of safety. Micro black holes might be created by the Large Hadron Collider, they might not evaporate, they might grow quickly and we have not been damaged by cosmic rays because cosmic rays pass harmlessly through Earth. CERN does tell the public that a new safety report has been completed, but so far the final report is kept secret from the world’s scientists.


  2. The prevailing view is that the risks are small, perhaps 1 in 50,000,000 as was estimated for the RHIC collider, but this is strongly disputed as entirely unsupportable with respect to the LHC collider.

    The lawsuit before US Federal Court estimates the risk at closer to 50% with a very high degree of uncertainty. (Credible scientists assert that those risk probability calculations are as accurate as can be currently supported. Actually risk may be closer to 0% or closer to 100% depending on what assumptions prove correct.)

    I am a former US Army Officer, and I am willing to accept a fairly high level of risk, I would not oppose 1 in 50 million odds, but I also have a non-trivial physics back ground, and I have done extensive research related to LHC Safety risks, including creating the web site LHCFacts.org. And I am very concerned because I conclude that the risks may be exceedingly high, potentially a probability, and I conclude that CERN has NOT been open and honest about the risks involved. And I believe we can prove this in court.

    In short, these are the conditions necessary for safety or not:

    If the following reasonable and plausible assumptions prove to be correct, then the uncomfortable truth may be that the probability of destruction of Earth could be closer to 100%, far from the often quoted 1 in 50 million, though only mother nature currently knows for certain due to our limited understanding of the physics involved.

    A. LHC Creates black holes as CERN Predicted (1 per second)
    B. Micro Black holes do not evaporate as LSAG accepts as plausible.
    C. One or more micro black holes are captured by Earth’s gravity as LSAG accepts as plausible.
    D. Micro Black holes grow exponentially as Dr. Otto E. Rossler’s paper predicts and calculates.

    Supporting references to PHDs and Professors of Math, Physics and other Theoretical Sciences that very strongly support these arguments in favor of possible extreme risk are available at http://www.lhcfacts.org/?cat=53

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