LHC: Lunatics Hellbent upon Cataclysm?

The Telegraph reports that, 'Dr Steve Myers, a director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), which built the collider, said the machine will close at the end of a 2011. The collider is expected to reach world record power later this month at 7 trillion electron volts (TeV) in its bid to replicate the big bang that started the universe'.

Yes. No risk of any danger to mankind here. Don't know what all the fuss was about...

Meanwhile, the same publication ran a report yesterday saying that, 'A German woman has failed in a bid to force her country's government to halt experiments at the world's largest atom smasher which she feared would lead to the Earth's destruction.'

I don't understand why Hollywood hasn't really gone to town on the LHC. After all, at the moment we're at the bit where Roy Schneider tells the mayor to close the beach down having expressed grave concerns at the risks involved and the mayor tells him to keep quiet and keep the beach open because Amity Island needs the revenue.


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