Fiscally nuts. Socially insane.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Just the Big Bang, No Biggie

"Protons will be fired through a 17-mile tunnel under Switzerland and be made to smash into each other... The experiment is aiming to capture an image of the conditions that existed a billionth of a second after the Big Bang.

...what was less of a secret was the much-hyped danger that it may create black holes that would eventually tear the Earth apart."

So in the quest for a tiny particle in a proton and an explanation for 1/1,000,000,000 of a second, Switzerland risked the entire planet. I feel like we all should have gotten a memo, or a vote, or something.


Dear Sir,

I just wanted to inform you that we will be conducting an experiment that may or may not blow up the planet. You're support is not required, but strongly suggested.



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