The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) revved up today and was cheered on by hundreds, thousands, maybe even millions of scientific types around the globe.
What’s the LHC you ask? This little cement bunker baby is buried a couple of miles down (under France and Switzerland – thank goodness let ’em have it!) and is approximately 17 miles in total length. Scientists will be smashing protons and the like as they attempt to recreate what our universe may have looked like shortly after the Big Bang.
What’s the hoopla about black holes you ask? While they are banging and smashing protons at extremely high velocities it is possible that small black holes could be created. Many scientists have stated that it is highly unlikely that anything could ever come of the black holes if they are created, in fact the chances are like 1 in 50 million or something like that, but some naysayers are stating that it spells doom for us all.
So I want to know: Should I even bother paving my driveway with all this doomsday mayhem happening? Should I now fear the LHC? I, mean, what’s the sense of paving if its just going to be sucked up anyway. A one in 50 million chance happens in the lottery so I know it’s a real possibility. So what would you do?