Sunday, August 03, 2008

Ut-oh, Whar'd Da Erf Go?

A lot of people have been whining about the apparent "danger" of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland and France. There have been theories published that there is a very small probability a micro-sized black hole could form as a result of the experiments done there, and there is an even smaller probability that the entire earth could be destroyed by one of these.

Of course, the media took this and ran with it--the general public has no concept of what a "small probability" even means in physics. There is a "small probability" that you could jump straight through a brick wall, a probability so small that it doesn't ever happen. The chance of something like that happening is so small that the sun will burn out before such an event even has a small chance of happening.

Even if the entire earth were destroyed, the nay-sayers won't have a chance to say I told you so. While it doesn't happen, scientists can say "see, all safe yo." If it does happen, the destruction would be so quick, complete, and painless, it won't even matter--there won't be time to say "I told you so," to feel pain, or say "oops."

Science always wins.


Blogger JTankers said...

Da Erf still her, just da size of da golf ball.

Sunday, August 03, 2008 5:38:00 PM  
Blogger The Emperor of the Moon said...

relax yo

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 1:11:00 AM  

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