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Monday, October 19, 2009

Large Hadron Collider Sabotaging Itself? From the Future!?

Two physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have developed a theory that the Higgs boson, or "God particle," may well be sabotaging itself... from the future! According to the two, the Higgs boson may be "so abhorrent to nature" that nature is "rippling back through time" to sabotage the LHC before the machine can create one.

The papers have been published online and a recent article in The New York Times explained that while there would be a paradox if one went back in time and killed one's own grandfather, there would be no paradox if one traveled back through time and stopped one's grandfather from, say, being hit by a bus. Thus, nature may be keeping the LHC from starting so that it can never create the Higgs boson. One of the writers told the NYT that, in effect, "...we have a model for God."

The LHC was set to start in 2008, but it overheated. It is rescheduled to start-up this December, but many have questioned the safety of an atom-crushing machine. Foremost in their reported fears is creating a black hole on Earth which will destroy the planet and everything on it.

More than one wry commenter has noted the LHC will eventually work... in 2012 (the year the Mayan Calendar posits for the end of the world).

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

1 comment:

  1. crazier things have happened.... and the sabotaging from the future is only one of many concerns people are having about the second round of the large hadron collider.. http://www.newsy.com/videos/collider_experiment_part_two