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  1. Standard member agryson
    AGW Hitman
    28 Mar '08 18:15
    apparently.
    CERN is being sued by a couple of guys in federal courts over the potential for doomsday disasters a la half life. Their list of threats that CERN poses are planet gobbling mini-black-holes, strangelets and other such stuff.
    How seriously do you think this should be taken?

    http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/03/27/823924.aspx

    Excerpt I like:
    "Saying something is absolutely impossible doesn't always come easy. Some scientists find it difficult to state categorically that such-and-such a theoretical catastrophe has no chance of happening, and Fermilab spokeswoman Judy Jackson told me that the doomsayers have "cynically distorted" that natural reluctance to rule out even the most outlandish theoretical possibilities."
  2. Standard member patauro
    Patricia
    28 Mar '08 19:38
    Relax mate, if they were really trying to kill us, we'd a;ready be dead.
    And we are all going to die oneday anyway.
    So, in the interest science, let the hair go with the hyde...or is it hide?
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Mar '08 19:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by agryson
    apparently.
    CERN is being sued by a couple of guys in federal courts over the potential for doomsday disasters a la half life. Their list of threats that CERN poses are planet gobbling mini-black-holes, strangelets and other such stuff.
    How seriously do you think this should be taken?

    http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/03/27/823924.aspx

    Ex d" that natural reluctance to rule out even the most outlandish theoretical possibilities."
    We can't state catagorically that all the air in your room will spontaneously go to one corner so you asphyxiate either so I wouldn't get too upset about it.
  4. Standard member agryson
    AGW Hitman
    29 Mar '08 15:45
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    We can't state catagorically that all the air in your room will spontaneously go to one corner so you asphyxiate either so I wouldn't get too upset about it.
    Wait, I get the strange fdeeling that people think I was taking the scare stories seriously... to clarify, the thread title was an attempt at eye-catching ironicality.
    Last time I try to be facetious!