December 05, 2003
how the world ends
I followed a link on die puny humans about how tiny black holes rain on the planet every year, and was disturbed by the final paragraph:
It would also show that the CERN particle physics laboratory near Geneva will soon be able to churn out black holes to order. Particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider, due to start in 2007, would have enough energy to create thousands of black holes every day.Ok, just in case the sci-fi alarm bells haven't started ringing in your head, let me be perfectly clear: It is NEVER a good idea to try to make black holes on your OWN PLANET.
I'm assuming I do not have to spell this argument out in too great detail.Posted by illovich at December 05, 2003 02:58 PM