The aim of the £4.4billion experiment is to recreate the conditions that existed a fraction of a second after the Big Bang – the birth of the universe – and provide vital clues to the building blocks of life.
It will track the spray of particles thrown out by collisions in a search for the elusive Higgs Boson, a theoretical entity that supposedly lends weight, or mass, to the elementary particles. So important is this mysterious substance that it has been called the ‘God Particle’.
God Particle indeed. £4.4 billion is a lot of money to try to prove the universe exploded out of nothing. But the religion of science and the Big Bang is not without it's prophets of doom. At least two scientist believe the experiment will destroy the earth from within. One of these prophets is Professor Otto Rossler. He says;
‘Nothing will happen for at least four years,’ he said. ‘Then someone will spot a light ray coming out of the Indian Ocean during the night and no one will be able to explain it.The other scientist is from Hawaii.
‘A few weeks later, we will see a similar beam of particles coming out of the soil on the other side of the planet. Then we will know there is a little quasar inside the planet.’
Prof Rossler said that as the spinning-top-like quasar devoured the world from within, the two jets emanating from it would grow and catastrophes such as earthquakes and tsunamis would occur at the points they emerged from the Earth.
Meanwhile Dr Walter Wagner, an American scientist who has been warning about the dangers of particle accelerators for 20 years, is awaiting a ruling on a lawsuit he filed a fortnight ago in his home state of Hawaii.
He fears the experiments might unwittingly create something he calls a ‘strangelet’ that could result in a fusion reaction that might ultimately turn the Earth into a supernova, or an exploding star.
So wednesday sometime, the Earth dies screaming from quasars or strangelets. You choose. Personally I do not believe in the Big Bang. I believe "In the beginning God created..." I believe this experiment might yeild some useful information on how matter and energy interacts and could open up some new areas of research. If it succeeds. Even Evans is afraid that the whole thing might breakdown at some critical moment. What wont happen is the end of the world or conclusive evidence that the universe "banged" into existence. I'm sure they will find lots of data that has to be studied before they can prove or disprove their theories. After all 9 billion dollars is a lot of money to spend and then say "Oh I guess we were wrong".
But the whole thing has produced an intersting Rap Video.
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