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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/


So last year.


I don't associate with you people, though. One of the kids here just got an email about it so I figured I'd add it to the thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
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How can they be so sure? How do they know that the LHC didn't destroy the world and blast us all into some alternate dimension that is epistemically equivalent to our old dimension? Maybe this dimension is exactly the same as the old one in every way, except that coin flips all have alternate outcomes.

How do they know? I don't think that they do.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you saying we're in Universe 1 now and not Universe A?

I've only flipped one coin since this thing came online, and I can't remember why. I know the coin was a golden chocolate mexican coin and the result was heads, but I'll be damned if I remember why I flipped it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just fyi: http://www.lhcdefense.org/lhc_experts5.php
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, or Earths.

I really only care about what our good friend and former 8.012 TA, Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek has to say on the matter.

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Could the LHC destroy the world?

No. Thereíve been some scary-sounding speculations about producing mini-black holes
or strangelets or alternative vacuums that gobble up Earth or even the whole Universe. But
Nature has been experimenting with LHC-type collisions throughout the Universe for a very
long time, using very, very energetic cosmic rays. As for those speculations, I got involved back
in 1999 with a different but equally fake earth-destruction scenario. As penance Iíve had to serve
on official panels assessing all possible dangers. Not just once, but a bunch of times. The thing is
safe. So if the LHC destroys the world Iíll be not just surprised, but very embarrassed


Maybe we can have him and Alex's dad guest star on the forums.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of this really inspires confidence in me. I'm pretty sure all of this large hadron colliding will be the death of the universe.

Talk about hubris, man.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
None of this really inspires confidence in me. I'm pretty sure all of this large hadron colliding will be the death of the universe.

Talk about hubris, man.


Considering it happens all the time in the universe, no, it really won't. Hubris is good. Look how successful the Egyptians were, and how they are still with us today and thriving.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
lugo wrote:
None of this really inspires confidence in me. I'm pretty sure all of this large hadron colliding will be the death of the universe.

Talk about hubris, man.


Considering it happens all the time in the universe, no, it really won't. Hubris is good. Look how successful the Egyptians were, and how they are still with us today and thriving.




They're doing fine.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More like these guys:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I know about Egypt is that Crowley thought it was cool, which leads right back to Hubris.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure that Ozymandias fellow liked it too... so...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aleister Crowley. Come on.

He was on the Venture Brothers.

You know, that guy who gets thrown out of the zeppelin in the ORB episode.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=aleister+crowley
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