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 Post subject: Why the LHC might fail ?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:16 pm 
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Dear al(L)
I sometimes wonder if the bottom line is physicists might think differently to the popular publicity about the Large Hadron Collider implying the "new machine will re-enact the Big Bang".
Probability seems to be at the heart of Quantum Physics.
It occurs to me that even if the LHC could do it, the likelihood of actually doing it may be as poor as my chances of winning the lottery (and I never buy lottery tickets).
Our universe - THE UNIVERSE- supposedly originated 13.7 billion years ago.
Although some scientists say the Big Bang wasn't a bang in the ordinary explosive sense at all.
The question is not just how long ago the Big Bang happened but how long before that the Big Bang Collider started trundling away prior to successfully big banging.
Our LHC only got going very recently, so even though I don't buy lottery tickets, I might win the lottery before the LHC recreates the Big Bang.
Best of luck from Cliff
PS I suppose the multi-versites and string men and women, will say but according to their theories big bangs are happening all the time.


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Remember to pack some sandwiches and fill a flask in case you disappear down a black hole when the LHC goes on full power. :shock: :wink:

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And, most importantly, remember your towels! :lol:


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Dear Boykie
I seem to recall being told that a dangling suspended towel held only along its top edge can stop a bullet fired at the middle of the towel from close range.
I wonder if the towel could stop the LHC's bullets ?
Best wishes from Cliff


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As long as we don't get in a flannel. :wink:

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Dear Brian
You are probably right, a flannel might not be big enough. Big bath towels might be best, dampened with water - preferably heavy water !
Best wishes from Cliff


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