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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 30
09-23-2011, 08:39 AM
Originally Posted by CAPTWinters
I'm still waiting for the CERN guys to produce the Black Hole that'll destroy the Earth
You'll be waiting a while. Assuming science is wrong and those black holes don't dissipate faster than they can possibly absorb matter (and we've been observing them long enough that we can be pretty sure they do). I think it was Phil Plait who did the math, but I could be wrong. Anyway, if the LHC produces singularities with every collision and runs around the clock, after around ten thousand years it will drift out of tolerances and stop working.

The sun will be dead and gone seven or eight times before they create a measurable gravitational anomaly, let alone destroy the earth.

That's assuming they don't just dissipate, that is, which every one we've created did.