I truely believe this current hysterie about the LHC and the experiments it will allow to undertake is a typical phenomena of media. It is simply the story with the most scare factor right now, therefore it is likely to be the most successful story. But how does it come it ends up in nearly riots with emails and phone calls to the LHC team threatening them for their lives? Come on people, stop over-exaggerating and start thinking for yourself.
No, there are far more realistic threats to my live than this physical experiment. I wish people would calm down again. Irrational panic never leads to something good. In a post month ago I found it rather funny that this guy sitting in Hawaii collected money to sue CERN. Hobby Scientist jerking around, but getting publicity for his bull shit. In a couple of weeks again, when nothing bad happened, it all the sudden will be forgotten again and the world concentrates on the next big thing. Maybe another nuclear threat or a new disease or [you name it]
Apparently the media interest is that big, that LHC scientists from CERN did another safety study, published in a Press Release on 5th September.
“The LHC will enable us to study in detail what nature is doing all around us,” said CERN Director General Robert Aymar. “The LHC is safe, and any suggestion that it might present a risk is pure fiction.”