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Now is the time to quote Prof Brian Cox "Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the Earth is a twat."
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What, you'd use that money for the ignorant masses? There's more to life then mere survival.
They procreate-bringing stupid people into the world, they destroy each other, & they don't even know what the collider could do for the betterment of mankind.
Much like a Denny's in the Sahara.
But I digress.
I remember reading an article about this. Heard about it on NPR.
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March 30th, 2010 #9There's more to life then mere survival.
Although i think i understand what you mean, and i agree. Some risks are worth taking.
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March 30th, 2010 #10
I swear to god, every time I see "Large Hadron Collider", I read it as "Large Hardon Collider", and it's driving me nuts.
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Yay I am nerdily excited about this even though I'm no way skilled in the physics department - though I did read and love The Elegant Universe.
Does it make you a hack if you love physics but can't do the maths??
But yay so much awesome - Such a big step forward for science
March 30th, 2010 #15
Collider walks into a bar...
Bartender: "Whoa! That's one large Hadron y'got there."
Collider: "Yeah, and it's about time. Haven't been able to get it up for over a year."
Bartender: "So what happened."
Collider: "Well, I was thinkin' about how nice it would be to shoot some particles at work when I noticed Higgs boson go bouncing by, and...BINGO!"
Sorry...somebody had to do it...
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March 30th, 2010 #17
$10 Billion for something that will probably bring us closer to the Theory of Everything as well as other neat stuff. Totally worth it.
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March 31st, 2010 #18
If they could find some of the missing particles that would prove Super Symmetry, that would really give me a hadron.
If they could find the graviton and start proving M-Theory, that would give me a large hadron.
... Sorry >>
March 31st, 2010 #19
This thread needs more crazy conspiratorial evidence for the error of Man's meddling in divine matters.
God is watching! Abort mission or suffer His wrath!
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i see what's going on here...
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The empire is watching...
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God hates everything!
April 1st, 2010 #25
I thought the powers that be would be rational anough to find it very hard justifying the money spent on such an impractical dorkout..
It's bad anough that higher echelons of society invent themselves jobs and appropriate sallaries just to circulate wealth.
What's next, a buncha philosophy proffesors getting research grants to get one step closer to their phylosopher's stone...
Humanity is bored. There needs to be a natural disaster of epic proportions soon to stir things up. I was kinda hoping this was it...
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April 1st, 2010 #26
its worth 10 billion dollars if they can replace toyotas with starships O_O
April 1st, 2010 #27
$10b is nothing, in the grand scheme of things, a subatomic particle of piss in the ocean. Roughly 1% of the cost of the ever-so-beneficial war in Iraq, or 30% of the amount of money the UK government wastes annually because of incompetence and poor organisation. And that's about all I have to say on the matter because this subject, possibly more than any other at the present time, is a magnet for kooks, lazy thinkers, the willfully ignorant and, in general, thick people with opinions.
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Althought it is informative i guess, I had no idea UK government is so incompetent, now i see where canadian government gets it's roots.