The Hadron Collider – A Real Weapon of Mass Destruction

Posted on 15. Oct, 2009 by in Uncategorized

The Doomsday Device . . . at least, according to some physicists.

The Doomsday Device . . . at least, according to some physicists.

No, I’m not going crazy.  And no, this is not some back-door way for me to incorporate science fiction into political blog.  Actually, this is a plea for the Obama Adminstration’s intervention.

Right now, over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries are building a doomsday device – – one so sensitive that if one mathematical calculation is slightly incorrect or if one micro-capacitor or diode gets installed erroneously, it could destroy all life on Earth by sucking our planet into an unstoppable, artificially created black hole.

And here’s the kicker: Al-Qaeda already infiltrated the Geneva-based organization that’s constructing the device, getting an intimate view of the science behind the venture – – knowledge that might pose a serious threat to the U.S. and its allies in the future.

The object in question is called the Large Hadron Collider and if President Obama truly wants to make a lasting difference with his young presidency, then he must focus the world’s attention on preventing the completion of this true weapon of mass destruction.

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, also known abroad as CERN, think that their Hadron Collider will not cause the end of the world, despite the fact that many of their colleagues believe otherwise.

But the fact CERN continue to perpetuate this initiative, one that seeks to re-create the immense energy blast that began the universe, reeks of unbridled hubris and not scientific curiosity.  One of the members of CERN’s creative team, Doctor Holger Bech Nielsen, said this of the project, according to the Times:

“Well, one could even almost say that we have a model for God.”

And herein lies the reason why President Obama, the most influential politician in the world, must step in to save us all:  The scientists’ god-complex is blinding their reasonableness, for they don’t realize that they are toying with scientific laws they truly don’t understand.

There are two types of men in this world: men of faith and men of science.  Men of science believe what they see . . . men of faith see what they believe.

Men of science, for the most part, have this inherent need to test the boundaries of life in order to justify it – – to see how far they can climb before reaching their limit so they can figure out ways to go farther than before.

However, man wasn’t meant to surpass THIS boundary.   It is highly irresponsible for the scientific community to ask the entire world to blindly bet on unproven quantum theories and potentially unstable dark matter in order to achieve this milestone.

If the unimaginable happens, if a self-sustaining black hole is created on purpose or by accident, there won’t be an Afghanistan, the health care crisis and the recession because all life as we know will be gone in a blink of an eye.

No potential faster than light engine, light-saber or possible transporter device is worth the risk of an entire planet – – no matter how “minuscule” the outcome of the doomsday scenario.

I firmly believe that the inmates are running the asylum here, especially after reading what the scientists behind the Collider expect from this potential Earth-killer after it is activated in December:

A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.

The most brilliant minds of the scientific community, minds that can comprehend formulas to level I can only dream of, are banking on this device to adhere to the Grandfather Paradox, a fictional time-travel paradigm found in many science fiction novels?

If this is their best hope for a fail-safe, then you’ll have to excuse me while crawl into the fetal position and wait until I’m instantaneously sucked into the black hole along with every one else . . .

UPDATE: From now on, I shall refer to the scientist’s need to build this device as the “Pandora Principle.”  Thank you Carla Murphy for being the muse for my intelligent thoughts.

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6 Responses to “The Hadron Collider – A Real Weapon of Mass Destruction”

  1. Carla

    16. Oct, 2009

    I, a regular person, have no idea whom to believe… the doubting scientists or the scientists behind this $9 billion project. Therefore I’m going to continue about my life until I either exist no more (hopefully being swallowed by a black hole isn’t too painful) or life goes on as usual.

  2. nicholas.martinez

    16. Oct, 2009

    You wouldn’t feel a think, Carla. I think the debate is more moral than anything: Do these scientists have the right to dictate our collective futures?

  3. nicholas.martinez

    16. Oct, 2009

    Correction: Think should be THING. Too bad we can’t edit comments.

  4. Carla

    17. Oct, 2009

    Think of the atomic bomb. Yes, they do have the right. I think the Pandora story re: human curiosity/temptation despite the risk, applies.

  5. nicholas.martinez

    18. Oct, 2009

    As do I. But the possible damage of atomic bomb is nowhere as near the scale of this device. One miscue: We’re all done in a snap of your fingers. Though we won’t feel it, it really suck to die, don’t you think? Especially since it could easily be avoided by NOT TURNING THE DAMN THING ON. The Pandora story is a perfect allegory for this device. Thus, I have coined a new phrase to go in line with these scientist’s continuing construction: The Pandora Principle.

  6. David

    13. Apr, 2010

    This is a truly senseless article designed to spook people into believing an absolutely absurd notion!