Re: [PipingDesign] OT: Doomsday Lawsuit

From: <John>
Date: Thu Mar 27 2008 - 23:08:00 EDT

Hmmm a strong hmmmmm

It all boils around a part of physics not well agreed upon.... but nothing ventured nothing gained.... I recall a scifi story that explained why the uinverse was empty of advanced civilizations.... each one on the cusp of becoming great would destroy themselves... lets hope we dont match up to the scifi thrillers.

Best Regards,

John C. Luf
Cleveland Ohio U.S.A

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That safety officer stands to collect quite a tidy sum in damages if the LHC blows up the planet.

There were similar concerns prior to the first atom bomb test.

The first supersonic plane was predicted to be battered to bits when trying the break the sound barrier.

I read somewhere that the popularisation of the longbow about 1000 years ago was blamed for a period of rainy weather - presumably due to more arrows going higher.

No cause for complacency, although we are bound to blow ourselves off the planet one day.

Cheers

Steve

To: PipingDesign@ yahoogroups. comFrom: pbowers@pipingdesig n.comDate: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 18:21:31 -0600Subject: [PipingDesign] OT: Doomsday Lawsuit

I send this only because we briefly discussed this a few weeks ago.<<"In what can only be considered a bizarre court case, a former nuclear safety officer and others are suing the U.S. Department of Energy, Fermilab, the National Science Foundation and CERN to stop the use of the LHC [CC] (Large Hadron Collider) until its safety is reassessed. The plaintiffs cite three possible 'doomsday' scenarios which might occur if the LHC becomes operational: the creation of microscopic black holes which would grow and swallow matter, the creation of strangelets which, if they touch other matter, would convert that matter into strangelets or the creation of magnetic monopoles which could start a chain reaction and convert atoms to other forms of matter. CERN will hold a public open house meeting on April 6 with word having been spread to some researchers to be prepared to answer questions on microscopic black holes and strangelets if   asked.">>Comments:http://yro.slashdot .org/comments. pl?threshold= 5&mode=nested& commentsort= 0&op=Change& sid=502074

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