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Bears Darkside Vol. 2: Bears looked impressive, but the Large Hadron Collider may create a black hole that swallows up the universe on Wednesday

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Sure, Matt Forte looked good. Kyle Orton managed the game well. The defense was stellar. But don't buy into all the hype and good vibes surrounding the Bears' 2008 campaign.

Evidently, the world could end on Wednesday when scientists in Switzerland will attempt to re-create the immediate aftereffects of the Big Bang.
"On Sept. 10, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, will switch on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) -- a $6 billion particle accelerator that will send beams of protons careening around a 17-mile underground ring, crash them into each other to re-create the immediate aftereffects of the Big Bang, and then monitor the debris in the hope of learning more about the origins and workings of the universe. Next week marks a low-power run of the circuit, and scientists hope to start smashing atoms at full power by the end of the month.

Critics of the LHC say the high-energy experiment might create a mini black hole that could expand to dangerous, Earth-eating proportions. On Aug. 26, Professor Otto Rossler, a German chemist at the Eberhard Karis University of Tubingen, filed a lawsuit against CERN with the European Court of Human Rights that argued, with no understatement, that such a scenario would violate the right to life of European citizens and pose a threat to the rule of law. Last March, two American environmentalists filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in Honolulu seeking to force the U.S. government to withdraw its participation in the experiment. The lawsuits have in turn spawned several websites, chat rooms and petitions -- and led to alarming headlines around the world (Britain's Sun newspaper on Sept. 1: "End of the World Due in 9 Days").

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If the Colts' defense can't stop Matt Forte, how do you expect a mini black hole to do it? Think about it, Kyle. Think about it.

Kyle responds: If we die, we go down bloggin' inconsequential topics!

Once again, I see the same dumb argument by scientists in favor of the LHC, and that is that these particle collisions occur in nature everyday. That is far from the truth.

The collisions that occur in nature that the CERN scientists use in defense of their project are based on particles hitting stationary objects at almost the speed of light. Such as x-rays and gamma rays colliding with Earth's atmosphere.

The difference with the collisions that they are attempting at LHC, is two particles will be traveling from opposite directions directly toward each other, with each of them traveling at almost the speed of light. This in effect, is the same as creating a collision of a particle with a stationary object at almost TWICE the speed of light. This DOES NOT occur naturally in the cosmos.

It was once theorized that matter itself was incapable of a velocity faster than the speed of light based on Einstein's equations. Einstein theorized that matter traveling faster than the speed of light would not collide at all, that the two sources of matter would pass right through one another. But Einstein did not have any theories as to what interaction would take place when those two objects of matter passed through one another at above light speed.

Sure, chances are that the Earth, or the universe, will not be gobbled up into a man-made stationary black hole. But they have all stated that it is a possibility however unlikely.

We have reached a 'zero error' point in our sciences, and pursuing the discoveries at CERN that these scientist seek to find is far beyond the 'zero error' scenario, and any errors at this level may be humanity's last.

Kyle responds: This is either the most intelligent comment in the world or the most off-base rambling in history. My small brain can't wrap itself around the science. Thanks for ready, though. If we're still alive on Thursday, I'll explore this matter in greater detail. If not, well...that would suck.

This idea is the most stupidest thing i have ever heard. why kill us all for just a silly experiment.

This Is stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOTHING travels faster than the speed of light, except mathematical, hypothetical Tachyon 'faster-than-light' particles which have never been substantiated & may have no effect on our share of the universe anyway. There's also the small matter of General Relativity - no matter can travel faster than light relative to anything else, period. And it's ALL relative. So, 2 things going towards each other at close to the speed of light only just get closer to the speed of light, relative to each other, but never exceed it. In fact, this is Special Relativity & well before Einstein's time, but applies nonetheless. The more energy you pump into an object, the greater its mass becomes, the 'shorter' is gets squashed along the axis of travel & the slower time passes for it. It's kind of a reaction to the universal speed of light limitation that channels the excess energy into the other quantities/attributes, thus preventing any matter from ever reaching, much less exceeding the SOL. Of course, that's grossly over-simplified & stated in lay-terms (General Relativity gets far more complex than that, especially with how it handles multiple accelerated frames of reference).

Methinks that grouchy old hippies need to go back to elementary modern physics 101 before extrapolating & spouting Newtonian physics over the top of where it don't belong! :)

Well all that gozintas redemultiplid by the dewobbler subtractors obviously is easier to accept than the universe having had a Creator. Man recreating the origin of the universe? Me thinks we thinks TOO much.

Who knew there were so many people out there who were so interested in both the Large Hadron Collider and the Chicago Bears? It still begs the question though, Kyle: If the Colts defense can't stop Matt Forte, how will a mini black hole?

omg! how scary is this?!? were gonna die tomoz! kayla i love you so much. dont leave me! im only 16 i am far too ingle to die.

Kyle responds: I wouldn't worry too much about it. Remember Y2K? That was just a sham to sell bottled water.

I personally am only 16, and my knowledge on this isn't really that great. But from what i have read, seen and heard, i think it's a ridiculous idea. Maybe a vote should have happened, or something along similar lines. Does anyone know if it actually is dangerous, or is it just being blown way out of proportion?

i agree with "Nostromo"
i am only 16, but i am a human! So don't underestimate my reasoning. I have studied science since i was in 1st grade. A few years ago, I drew a singularity (a "black hole", or, as i call it, a super-dense neutron star). I didn't realize what it was called until i had read Steven Hawking's "The Universe in a Nutshell". A "neutron star" is a star that becomes so dense that gravity actually forces the protons and electrons in the atoms to fuse together, the negative and positive charges combine and neutralize each other. Therefore creating a Neutron Star. Now, if the Neutron Star becomes dense enough, it is believed that it will actually sink into the space-time continuum. When this happens, it is officially a "black hole". When you consider these facts, you will come up with four outcomes for this proton collision experiment. One: the protons will fuse together and create a new particle. Two: the protons will pass right through each other and nothing will happen as theorized by Albert Einstein. Three: the protons will collide and explode, creating around three to six quarks (subatomic particles that protons are made of. Or Four: the protons collide and create a new particle like in scenario "One", but in this case the particle will be dense enough to sink below the space-time continuum. And to tell you the truth, one sinking particle is all it takes to create a Black Hole.

Now i know this was a very long explanation, but if you want more information, my e-mail is and my myspace screen name is Chad. Hope to hear from someone soon.

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