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Fear of black hole machine triggers threats to researchers
worldnetdaily ^ | 9/6/08 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 09/06/2008 1:07:57 PM PDT by mainestategop

Scientists preparing to fire up the world's largest atom smasher are being flooded with phone calls and emails – even death threats – from people worried that the Large Hadron Collider, when activated, will obliterate planet Earth.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bigbang; blackhole; blasphemer; doomsday; douglaspreston; hadroncollider; lhc; science; stringtheory
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I remember a friend of mine telling me how he read a book about this by Douglas Preston called the Blasphemer. Although it had more to do with religious fanaticism and promoted anti Christian bigotry that made Karl Sagan's Contact look like somthing from Pat Robertson. But this is based on an actual machine. They want to simulate the big bang. If what I have been hearing is true it is going to be one Big Bang alright.
1 posted on 09/06/2008 1:07:57 PM PDT by mainestategop
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To: mainestategop

Shades of Dan Brown’s “Angels and Demons”


2 posted on 09/06/2008 1:10:33 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf

Question for the truthers...if this thing ends the world, will it also be labeled an inside job?


3 posted on 09/06/2008 1:11:47 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: mainestategop
Fear of black hole machine triggers threats to researchers

I sure hope John Wiley Price doesn't find out about this.

4 posted on 09/06/2008 1:12:25 PM PDT by dfwgator (After Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes will be downgraded to a tropical depression)
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To: RadioCirca1970

LOL! I wonder what Alex Jones would say?


5 posted on 09/06/2008 1:12:44 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: RadioCirca1970

If a truther gets sucked into a black hole, does he make a sound?


6 posted on 09/06/2008 1:13:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: mainestategop

Just in case, can we get Congress to attend the test?


7 posted on 09/06/2008 1:14:03 PM PDT by Steamburg (Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: mainestategop

I don’t think you can intimidate these scientists. They have large hadrons after all.


8 posted on 09/06/2008 1:15:55 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: mainestategop

September 10 huh? I think I’ll wait a week to pay those bills...


9 posted on 09/06/2008 1:18:50 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: mainestategop
Well, the Lord does say that the last day will arrive very sudden.

God created everything to live. "To be -- for this he created all. Death was not God's doing, he takes no pleasure in the extinction of the living. It was the devil's envy that brought death into the world." (Ws.1:12-15, 2:24).

"By the word of God the heavens were made, their whole array by the breath of his mouth...He spoke and it was created; he commanded, and there it stood." (Ps.33:6-9).
"...when he shouts, the world disintegrates." (Ps.46:6).

Perhaps the most telling of all:
""The Day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then with a roar the sky will vanish, the elements will catch fire and fall apart, the earth and all that it contains will be burnt up." (2 Peter 3:10).

That's why the bible tells you to repent and save yourself while you have time, because there will be no last minute rush.

10 posted on 09/06/2008 1:20:38 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: mainestategop

Pure paranoia out of scientific ignorance.

It will be fine, and even possibly open doors to understanding that could revolutionize our understanding of all around us.

Proving out string theory for one.


11 posted on 09/06/2008 1:22:19 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: mainestategop

Geez, that would be a rather unexpected and rather immediate end to life.


12 posted on 09/06/2008 1:23:28 PM PDT by umgud
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To: mainestategop

We wouldn’t know what hit us.


13 posted on 09/06/2008 1:24:32 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: mainestategop

Stop worrying. There’s no such thing as a black hole of any kind or sort, artificial or otherwise.


14 posted on 09/06/2008 1:24:58 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: Names Ash Housewares

String theory, Phah! Pure garbage.


15 posted on 09/06/2008 1:25:07 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Names Ash Housewares
"Pure paranoia out of scientific ignorance."

Like global warming. Ignorant "scientists" propagating nonsense.

16 posted on 09/06/2008 1:27:10 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: mainestategop

what he said at the convention. _______Michelle Malkin


17 posted on 09/06/2008 1:27:19 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: mainestategop
WOW, how cool is that? So if they point it toward, say, China . . . ???

I'm kidding. It will called be the "thunderclap heard round the world." Right before it sizzles out.

I think too many people have been watching old black and white science fiction movies. I think it's absolutely "mind-bending" pun intended.

I hope they put it on live stream tv so those of us without a television can watch.

Of course, they could invite all the Democrats in Congress to come watch, just in case. . .
/sarc?
18 posted on 09/06/2008 1:27:25 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (The Number of the Beast:"six hundred threescore six." Barack Hussein Obama can translate:"Lucifer.")
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To: mainestategop

I don’t think the world is going to end, but I don’t think that anyone can discount the possibility that there could be some serious disturbances created in the whole fabric of space/time, not to mention the possibility of dimensional rifts, gravitational anomalies, you name it.

One does not have to be a scientist to be concerned about the idea of unleashing untold amounts of raw power with a basic goal of “wanting to see what happens.”

While generally disproven, there were for a number of years theories here and there that the first atomic explosion at Alamogordo New Mexico opened up some sort of small fissure resembling a permanent ‘shadow’ at ground zero where remote instruments dropped into the opening indicated an absence of gravity, time moving backwards, and all sorts of weirdness, and that was based on the unknown after effects of a rudimentary atomic device with output measured in kilotons.

Fast forward 63 years to this far more sophisticated and more powerful experiment, and there is no telling what sort of results we may (or may not) see.

I’m not going to cancel any subscriptions or discontinue any basic services as of Wednesday but I’m going to be curious about what takes place.


20 posted on 09/06/2008 1:28:35 PM PDT by mkjessup (If Ronald Reagan were with us today, he'd say "Vote McCain/Palin, & Win One More for the Gipper!!!")
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To: mainestategop

Fire bad!


21 posted on 09/06/2008 1:29:10 PM PDT by Wacka
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To: Nathan Zachary

Yeah, but there’s no large mountain careening towards the Earth at the momment.

Although, I suppose, if we screwed up gravity enough . . .

The nasty locusts things are particularly distirbing.


22 posted on 09/06/2008 1:29:21 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Bomb, Bomb. Bomb! Bomb bomb Iran! Bomb. Bomb. Bomb! Bomb bomb Iran!)
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To: mainestategop

LOL. And to think, I used to laugh at stories from Kenya about people burning down some poor old woman’s house because she was a “witch” or asking African Albinos for their spit because it had healing powers.

I’ll have to keep my elitist, culturally superiod mouth shut in the future.


23 posted on 09/06/2008 1:30:41 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: RadioCirca1970
Yes the truthers have really thought this out. If the scientists turn on the collider and destroy the world, then the truthers will hunt the scientists down and kill them. yeah really well thought out.
24 posted on 09/06/2008 1:30:43 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: mainestategop

Can’t we just learn from the example of the “Great Gazoo”?


25 posted on 09/06/2008 1:31:26 PM PDT by fortunate sun
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To: dfwgator

Im sure he and his machine would be very offended.

26 posted on 09/06/2008 1:31:57 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (That sharp pain to the LibRat's groin is called the Palin Effect.)
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To: mainestategop

27 posted on 09/06/2008 1:34:14 PM PDT by swarthyguy (Osama Freedom Day: 2556 --- Almost 7 years, Amrika, hahaha!)
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To: Nathan Zachary

“Like global warming. Ignorant “scientists” propagating nonsense.”

Al Gore is no scientist that’s for sure.

People attacking the Hadron collider remind me of the people that went after the launch of space probes with nuclear material aboard them used for power in deep space.

I will never understand it.


28 posted on 09/06/2008 1:34:40 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: dfwgator
"Fear of black hole machine triggers threats to researchers"

I sure hope John Wiley Price doesn't find out about this.

I sure hope he doesn't either. You don't happen to have his e-mail addy, do you?:)

WND also reported some of those scientists are suing to delay CERN's plan to fire up the Collider on Sept. 10, hoping more safety studies will be done before unleashing the Collider's power.

Oh, great. Now I don't have to worry making out a will, or the stock market; look on the bright side, it can be nice to be doomed.:D

29 posted on 09/06/2008 1:36:34 PM PDT by xJones
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To: mkjessup
Fast forward 63 years to this far more sophisticated and more powerful experiment...

Does this really involve more power than a nuclear bomb?

30 posted on 09/06/2008 1:36:47 PM PDT by Arguendo
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Who are "flat earthers"? Can't be Christians. The bible says the earth is a globe. Must be those darned atheists...

Seriously, people have good cause to be concerned. After all, the sun is a spontaneous ball of fire that no one quite understands how it keeps fueling itself. All you can do is repeat a popular theory. Theories are not absolute truths. Little "science" is.

31 posted on 09/06/2008 1:37:59 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: mainestategop


32 posted on 09/06/2008 1:38:02 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: mainestategop

My wife says the same thing every time I eat Mexican food. Hasn’t happened yet, but there have been some close calls.


33 posted on 09/06/2008 1:38:21 PM PDT by yazoo
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To: mainestategop
I'm more worried about the antimatter containment pods.
34 posted on 09/06/2008 1:40:05 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: mainestategop

You risk the same effect when you point a mirror at a mirror.


35 posted on 09/06/2008 1:40:57 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: mainestategop
Scientists preparing to fire up the world's largest atom smasher are being flooded with phone calls and emails – even death threats – from people worried that the Large Hadron Collider, when activated, will obliterate planet Earth.

Nah, but it might cause this, which may be even worse.


36 posted on 09/06/2008 1:46:05 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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After all, the sun is a spontaneous ball of fire that no one quite understands how it keeps fueling itself.

The fuel is already there and is limited.
37 posted on 09/06/2008 1:46:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
"People attacking the Hadron collider remind me of the people that went after the launch of space probes with nuclear material aboard them used for power in deep space. I will never understand it.

What's not to understand? They have a fear of "scientists" (who is really a bona fied "scientist" that understands all?) triggering a spontaneous, unstoppable nuclear chain reaction.

These "scientists" are really just physics students betting on a THEORY, but they really can't say with absolute certainty what is going to happen, if it will even work, or if it will work TOO good.

What does happen once this kind of fusion begins? can it be stopped? Nobody knows for certain.

38 posted on 09/06/2008 1:48:21 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: cripplecreek
"The fuel is already there and is limited."

And you know this how?

I say the fuel is constantly accumulated. The sun has a very strong gravity which attracts even the smallest atoms from the furthers reaches of this galaxy. Space isn't exactly a vacuum with nothing in it.

39 posted on 09/06/2008 1:53:00 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: RadioCirca1970

at least it will stop their incessant whining...


40 posted on 09/06/2008 1:54:31 PM PDT by bpjam (If an enemy chooses you as his executioner, don't be rude by refusing.)
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To: Nathan Zachary
The sun has a very strong gravity which attracts even the smallest atoms from the furthers reaches of this galaxy.

And why hasn't the earth or any of the other planets been sucked in to "refuel" the sun?
41 posted on 09/06/2008 1:57:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: Steamburg

“Just in case, can we get Congress to attend the test?”

Congress is already the embodiment of a black hole.


42 posted on 09/06/2008 2:03:02 PM PDT by JSteff
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To: cripplecreek

Gee, golly, I wonder why. Maybe something allong the lines as the reason why a satellite in orbit around the earth doesn’t come crashing back.


43 posted on 09/06/2008 2:04:56 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: mainestategop; silverleaf; TheWasteLand; RetroSexual; Nathan Zachary; Names Ash Housewares; ...

Alpinekat is NOT worried — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUg7AXgQwew


44 posted on 09/06/2008 2:05:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Obama was a community DIS-organizer)
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To: mainestategop

Maybe I should have held off on paying my bills this month. :-D /j.k.


45 posted on 09/06/2008 2:05:22 PM PDT by Verloona Ti (I can’t wait for the man the press would have us believe can walk on water to drown in his own hype)
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To: cripplecreek
If a truther gets sucked into a black hole, does he make a sound?

according to scientists, what would happen is that as the truther is squeezed to death by gravitational forces, all his crackpot hypotheses leak out, forming a miniature Democratic convention, complete with network news teams, inside the black hole.

46 posted on 09/06/2008 2:06:40 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: HighlyOpinionated
“I hope they put it on live stream tv so those of us without a television can watch.”

There would be no time. The signal would not even make it through the lines before it is gone.

47 posted on 09/06/2008 2:06:41 PM PDT by JSteff
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To: cripplecreek

PS. The earths orbit around the sun IS gradually decaying.


48 posted on 09/06/2008 2:07:16 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

And the moon is moving away from the earth.


49 posted on 09/06/2008 2:11:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: cripplecreek

Didn’t they ever teach/show you in grade school science class how much iron the earths gravity attracts from space each year? I thought they made everyone go home and drag a magnet in the rain gutters for a science experiment. Guess not in your school. Budget cuts, no science classes?


50 posted on 09/06/2008 2:14:49 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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