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    Talking Atom smasher 'destroys the world'

    Ok so I thought this was an interesting read, hopefully some of you will as well.


    Opponents fear the machine, which will smash pieces of atoms together at high speed and generate temperatures of more than a trillion degrees centigrade, may create a mini-black hole that could tear the earth apart.

    Scientists involved in the project have dismissed the fears as "absurd" and insist that extensive safety assessments on the 17 mile long particle accelerator have demonstrated that it is safe.
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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    that extensive safety assessments on the 17 mile long particle accelerator have demonstrated that it is safe.
    Hmmm, perhaps "demonstrated" should read "suggested?

    Other "safe" things we should remember:

    1. The Titanic
    2. Thalidomide
    3. DDT
    4. Organo-phosphorus compounds
    5. Cyclamates
    6. Chernobyl
    7. Asbestos
    8. Lead paint
    9. Chloramphenicol
    10. Carbon tetrachloride
    11. Trichoethelyne
    12. Benzine

    To name but a few?

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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    The real purpose of this experiment is mind control. Turn off all
    electronic devices today. Don't turn them back on until I give
    the all clear.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    Disgruntled Postal Worker fourdc's Avatar
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    Vermont, USA
    The next sentence is false.
    The previous sentence is true.

    "Somehow saying I told you so just doesn't cover it" Will Smith in I, Robot

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    BS, EnCE, ACE, Cellebrite 11001001's Avatar
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    Just West of Beantown, though nobody from Beantown actually calls it "Beantown."
    Well, thanks, fourdc... after having read that post at 8:46 AM, you've just ruined my day

    One of the scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider was my professor of physics at college. He wasn't there much, and decided at the end of the term that anyone who had a class average of at least 80% did not have to take the final exam. He would also let us bring our textbook and one 3.5 x 5 index card with anything on it into our exams...

    ...and this was six years ago.
    That's Officer 11001001 to you...
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    Only african to own a PC! Cider's Avatar
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    Nihil, where do you come up with Benzine?
    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
    Albert Einstein

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