CERN’s “Doomsday Machine” goes live – is this the end?

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.”

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4 Responses

  1. The end of the world makes good copy for the mass media machine, never mind it will never happen. Cosmic rays are far more energetic than any human-built particle accelerator can produce. No baby black holes or strangelets have ever been observed in nature. Prophets of doom are what they have always been, misguided fools.

  2. Thanks for the little side information. Good to see that most people are on the same side and read news as well between the lines.

    Maybe we should capitalize on the hysteria that comes up every now and than and write a book of preparations for the afterlife… Well likely to be a bestseller…

  3. […] Sondermül ich weiss Selbst Honke im fernen Australien beschäftigte sich schon mit dem Thema LHC. Da sind wir wieder mal einer Meinung – Honke Für alle die genau wissen wollen, falls […]

  4. maybe that damn machine is what is causing this rash of earthquakes. maybe that machine is Hawking’s way of commiting suicide, go out with a bang, and take it all with him.

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