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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
My daughter has come home from school very upset and worried in relation to the big bang experiement which is taking place tomorrow.

There must be some mass hysteria amongt school children of her age as she really believes we are all going to die!!

Ive trieed explaining the likelyhood and percentage in anything going wrong however she is very concerned.


What do you think, you you believe that this should not be going ahead?
Is it all in the name of science and should be welcomed?
Do you think that if anything poses ANY type of threat to our world it should NOT go ahead..
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
yeah my 8 year old keeps asking questions, its not nice
#2
It's all uneducated hysteria. Who do we trust more, CERN who are probably the the largest group of Scientists in the world or Fox News etc?
#3
lmao, my lil cousin keeps chattitn on about this, shes 12, she's well gullable thou! its happened about 15 times in my lifetime, and nothing ever happens lmao!
#4
The date is the 10.09.08 and many think it will be the end of the world. 10-9-8
#5
There is about a 1 in 5,000,000 chance that we will create a black hole and we will all be sucked into it. In my opinion if there is ANY chance of us creating a black hole we shouldn't be doing the experiement.
#7
The JFK
There is about a 1 in 5,000,000 chance that we will create a black hole and we will all be sucked into it. In my opinion if there is ANY chance of us creating a black hole we shouldn't be doing the experiement.


50,000,000

You missed a nought. It's fifty million :thumbsup:
#8
10,000 scientist from 80+ countries. Ummmm its safe lol
#9
Will it create black holes?
Nature forms black holes when stars collapse on themselves at the end of their lives. There is some speculation that the LHC could produce microscopic black holes. If they were created, they would evaporate away very quickly and would be too small to suck in any matter. The accelerator may help scientists understand more about black holes.

its just hype so that they can justify spending all this money, if nobody had mentioned black hole then most people would have not paid any attantion to it. £4.4billion is alot to spend on an experiment when most people are not very interested in what they find.
#10
Exactly my opinion.. any threat is a threat not wanted. Media can cause hysteria, which is why the kiddies are reacting. Maybe there should be some factual information released from the scientists. This would help.
#11
lol, it always happens, nothing ever happens thou, i personally think it would be quite joke if it did happen, cos we wouldnt even no it happened!
#12
pcnutta
Exactly my opinion.. any threat is a threat not wanted. Media can cause hysteria, which is why the kiddies are reacting. Maybe there should be some factual information released from the scientists. This would help.


If you bothered to research it you would find that there is information out there which tells you the chances of mini black holes are small and even if there were, it wouldn't end the world. There is plenty of information about the Large Hadron Collider out there. :thumbsup:
#13
Its only bring tested if I read right, they are sending light round first, the acctual real experiments are later. Read the Times :w00t:
#14
The thing I would find interesting if it did create a black hole is the time discrepancies caused by the black hole, it'd be going incredibly slow at CERN by faster in the US, I wonder how long it would take for the whole planet to go into the black hole?
#15
The JFK
There is about a 1 in 5,000,000 chance that we will create a black hole and we will all be sucked into it. In my opinion if there is ANY chance of us creating a black hole we shouldn't be doing the experiement.


lol - 1 in 50 000 000 chance. If it was 1 in 5 000 000 then it would be almost 3 times more likely to happen than winning the jackpot in the lottery (1 in 14 000 000)
#16
huh bring?
#17
The moon is made of cheese as well I hear :roll:
#18
Makes you think though, 1 in 50,000,000 is the chance of a black hole.

1 in 13,983,816 is the chances of winning the lottery

1 in 76,000,000 are the chances of winning Euro Millions

Shows how rubbish the lottery odds are
#19
happy donkey
Its only bring tested if I read right, they are sending light round first, the acctual real experiments are later. Read the Times :w00t:


WRONG it is being started. They have done tests which all went well.
#20
lol, yh, dont be worried about the world ending, be more gutted that ur never gonna win the lottery! also, yh snailman, i thought it was happening today!
#21
This project has been going on for some time, yet only come to my personal knowledge recent. Has it been kept quiet? who knows.

I mean i personally dont think anything will happen however on the tv program i watched about it, it said there is a one in blah blah chance of something unwelcomed to happen. Is this a chance too much? we are afterall talking about our world, our home. Or do we turn a blind eye, believe what were being told and HOPE it turned out ok.
#22
Snailman;2930082
WRONG it is being started. They have done tests which all went well.

Oh ! ok :oops: wont read the times again, its a bit uno :thinking: LoL
#23
happy donkey
The moon is made of cheese as well I hear :roll:


My daughter asked if anything went wrong is there a way we could live on another planet... i will tell her the moon! she loves cheese:thumbsup:
#24
Any way in 15 billion years time we will all be toast when the sun goes PFfffffttt, better be wearing good sunblock that day :?
#25
Even if a black hole is created by crashing two protons together, the resulting black hole would be smaller than a spec of dust, and absolutely no harm to the universe. Someone came up with the idea, and CERN immediately did a safety report, and concluded there was virtually no chance of anything going wrong.

Stopping it going ahead because of ANY risk at all, is silly, really, any scientific experiment has some risks, even back in the 60's, with the moon landing, no-one could guarantee that would go 100% to plan. There is already another smaller collider in operation, and has been for many many years, which has also had no problems.

As has been said, the media like causing panic, especially when it comes to scientists, saying they shouldn't be doing it, and shouting WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!

I seem to remember the same mass panic about the bird flu, with it's imminent coming and wiping out of half the population :roll:
#26
Well we are all going to die. Probably not because of this though.
#27
Gamecentral on Teletext posted that the Lead Scientist was named Gordon Freeman which caused me to choke on my toast...
#28
peodude
I seem to remember the same mass panic about the bird flu, with it's imminent coming and wiping out of half the population :roll:


Bird flu is the new Zombie plague, I'm patient zero!
#30
It's just been a laugh between my lot. Even though we are all 13. There are a couple of people who are worries about dying but we just laughed.

Isn't it about a 5000000/1 cahnce it's going to work?

:giggle:
#31
Flodd
Gamecentral on Teletext posted that the Lead Scientist was named Gordon Freeman which caused me to choke on my toast...


I was about to say someone better get Gordon Freeman his power suit :-D
#32
pcnutta;2930100
This project has been going on for some time, yet only come to my personal knowledge recent. Has it been kept quiet? who knows.

I mean i personally dont think anything will happen however on the tv program i watched about it, it said there is a one in blah blah chance of something unwelcomed to happen. Is this a chance too much? we are afterall talking about our world, our home. Or do we turn a blind eye, believe what were being told and HOPE it turned out ok.


It's not been kept quiet, it's been well known for a long time - the media scaremongering is more recent though.

John
banned#33
I wasnt too concerned until i watched Panorama last week where the head scientist admitted even he doesn't know what will happen :w00t:

At the end of the day, we wont know anything about it as it will be over in a millisecond. Same goes for an atomic blast. You'll be dead before the noise reaches you :thumbsup:
#34
What they are attempting to do is to recreate some of the conditions and funadamental quantum particles that were (supposedly) in existence at the moment of the big bang. That is a pretty big WOW in my book.

If we believe the sciency folk, the entire universe started from an an incredibly small singularity. These guys are dealing with similar particles to recreate those conditions..hmm...

I am all for pushing the boundaries of science and I get why this is being done, but what concerns me is that we struggle to properly control much larger and well understood reactions - this is a pretty big step into the unknown.

I just hope the people in charge are all as bright as I hope they are and this time tomorrw we dont all have the experience of being chucked into the event horizon and beyond.

Re PCN OP - I agree it is unfair to feed the sensationalist stories of the 'Doomsday Machine' to the young who would struggle to understand. Crikey - I dont and I am into this geekey stuff!
#35
Johnmcl7
It's not been kept quiet, it's been well known for a long time - the media scaremongering is more recent though.

John


Must be, because its only recent that it has been noticed by me.

They cannot definate say nothing will happen as they dont know. They cannot give a 100% guarantee.


Im personally alittle aprehensive however I wont let it keep me awake tonight. Trying to convince my daughter its all ok is another matter.
#36
pcnutta
Must be, because its only recent that it has been noticed by me.

They cannot definate say nothing will happen as they dont know. They cannot give a 100% guarantee.


Im personally alittle aprehensive however I wont let it keep me awake tonight. Trying to convince my daughter its all ok is another matter.


Just tell her Santa wont let anything bad happen...:thumbsup:
banned#37
Thought they'd been doing these experiments for some time. Just this time in a different location. Not far from this one is the Cern site in Geneva with what I though is the same gear - but maybe a smaller scale?
#38
Tis true. They are doing an experiment..:)

If there is any chance, there shudnt be doing it!
#39
Rockhound
Just tell her Santa wont let anything bad happen...:thumbsup:


hahahahhahah

:santa: santa would save the day if she still believed!!

Ive sent her the links to some of the stories so she can see for herself, and told her ive spoken to some very clever science people:roll::whistling: and they said its fine.. ( HUKD now have scientists dnt ya know ):whistling:
#40
Can imagine one of the many scientists saying "oops i forgot to carry the 1, ergo we are screwed"

:giggle:

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