Thread: First Big Bang set for Next Week
#1 First Big Bang set for Next Week09-18-2008, 05:15 PM
One of the first images taken with CMS, one of the detectors, after a beam of particles was smashed into a tungsten block
Yep. The Super Collider that was tested a few weeks back - you know, the one that was HACKED due to security problems this week - is set to have it's first big bang next week.
Excellent move forward for science?
Extremely stupid move for humanity and our world?
Only time will tell ... unless time itself is ripped apart and a major tear in time/space sends us all into another dimension or another reality.
(wonder if that reality would be better than this one? :D )
Last edited by Gingersnap; 09-18-2008 at 05:36 PM.
09-18-2008, 05:19 PM
Well, it was nice knowing you!"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves." -William Pitt
09-18-2008, 05:33 PM
We'll start the usual End Of The World As We Know It thread in the Lounge next week. Be sure to bring the good beer this time.
09-18-2008, 05:54 PM
The priests of the different religious sects dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight, and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subdivision of the duperies on which they live.--Thomas Jefferson
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09-18-2008, 06:05 PM
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Now, they were supposed to wait until 2012 to be in sinc with the Mayan calendar. Don't those damned scientists know anything?
09-19-2008, 03:21 PM
The Christian religion, when divested of the rags in which they [the clergy] have enveloped it, and brought to the original purity and simplicity of it's benevolent institutor, is a religion of all others most friendly to liberty, science, and the freest expansion of the human mind.
-- Thomas Jefferson, to Moses Robinson, 1801, ME 10:237“Progress is Providence without God. That is, it is a theory that everything has always
perpetually gone right by accident. It is a sort of atheistic optimism, based on an
everlasting coincidence far more miraculous than a miracle.”
G. K. Chesterton
09-19-2008, 04:21 PM
To Thomas Paine: Dear Sir, --Your favour of September 11, was duly received. It is with great delight to hear of you coming our way. May I say with all frankness, Mr. Paine, that you should take my advice and express nothing publicly regarding your religion. The people aren't ready for your views. Trust me, the time is not right and you'll be a much happier person. Do as I have done. Since religion is "solely between man and his God," even those closest to me never knew exactly what I believed.
I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.
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