Will The World End on Wednesday?

Be a bit of a pain if it did, wouldn’t it? And the most frustrating thing is that we won’t know for sure either way until the European laboratory for particle physics (Cern) in Geneva switches on its Large Hadron Collider the day after tomorrow.

Apparently the aim is to create a “mini black hole” that will help solve fundamental questions about the structure of matter and, hopefully, arrive at a “theory of everything”.

But German chemistry professor Otto Rössler of the University of Tübingen thinks it “quite plausible” that the “mini black holes” the Cern atom-smasher creates “will survive and grow exponentially and eat the planet from the inside”. In fact he’s so convinced that he has lodged an EU court lawsuit alleging that the project violates the right to life guaranteed under the European Convention of Human Rights.

So if the next episode of Geek Syndicate isn’t out this week you will know why.

Maybe this will help you understand what the fuss is about?

GS Reporter: Monts

Source: The Guardian

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One comment

  1. Who runs CERN these days? The Master? Pinky and the Brain? It’s like calling a satellite defence system Skynet for deities’ sake! … oh wait a minute …

    WATCH SOME FILMS YOU CRAZY BOFFINS!

    I heard about this on Have I Got News For You, but thought I must have heard wrong. Apparantly not though. Think I’ll go and take out a massive loan and go on a spending spree tomorrow just incase. They can’t expect repayments in the afterlife can they? Can they?

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