The end is nigh

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 02008 by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander
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On Wednesday morning September 10th, the very excited and optimistic scientists turn on the Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva…

We have a Long Bet that states “Large Hadron Collider will destroy Earth.” And you can watch the video above of what that looks like.

The “First Beam” will occur at 9:30am at CERN, which I believe will be about 1:30am here in San Francisco as we clean up after the Anathem Event. We will be sure to open a bottle of champagne and have a toast.  The world has been a lot of fun so far, shame it has to end :)

  • Martin #744

    Cute video, but Plasma Cosmology suggests that there are no black holes, except on paper for mathematicians. My bet is that nothing disastrous will happen and when we look back on the big bang, black holes, and dark matter, we might be a little embarrassed.
    http://www.plasmacosmology.net/bb.html
    http://www.bigbangneverhappened.org/

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  • Scott Correy

    Yay, we survived! Not that I was the least bit worried ;)

  • Richard Burg

    In the end was the beginning! I dunno about you, but I awoke in an alternate universe on September 10. The governor of Alaska spoke on TV about the future. I am now convinced the sun won’t shine for a long, long time … perhaps until the next time the sun circles the earth!


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