The Large Hadron Rap

I’d heard there were people predicting the LHC would bring about the end of the world, but it was kind of hard to process. I didn’t really take it seriously until I saw someone online yesterday talking about how scared they were and how they were just sure that even if the world didn’t end, something would go horribly, awfully wrong. And even then I thought they were joking at first.

*listens*

Nope, we’re all still here.

What really got me was how this person seemed to think there was some sort of huge conspiracy of silence and secrecy surrounding the project. I mean, come on. If this is a grand secret conspiracy, then someone’s doing something very wrong:

Anyway, there are far better things to be scared of than some boogeyman ‘OMG they’re performing SCIENCE’ media frenzy. If I’m going to get stressed, it’s going to be over something that actually has a real chance of ruining my life.

So, all that aside (you did watch that video, didn’t you? If not, go ahead; I’ll still be here when you get done laughing uncontrollably), here’s yesterday’s book review: James Dillehay’s Pricing Your Craftwork. I should have another review up tomorrow. In the meantime, we now have a total of 30 items up at our etsy crafts store (including two more bookmarks!), and have sold our very first item through them!

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4 comments on “The Large Hadron Rap
  1. Aaron says:

    The end of the world talk was kinda silly, but it’s not like scientific research never involves danger. A small, simple mistake is how killer bees got out and spread all the way up a continent, for example.

    In this case, they’re talking about slamming atoms together with this machine, and we’ve all heard of a fusion bomb. I’m not saying this experiment is dangerous. I’m no physicist. But I can see how a reasonable person could worry about it safety.

  2. heather says:

    Being prudent and aware is good. It’s the way it was painted by some as this huge secretive conspiracy that was virtually guaranteed to cause a giant disaster that made me roll my eyes.

  3. Aaron says:

    It would have been a perfect way for the world to end, though. There I am, playing the space game in Spore. I discover my first black hole… and then a real one sucks me into oblivion!

  4. Leah says:

    Especially if you are even a little concerned, you can keep an eye on things here:

    http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html

    It can be relaxing to just watch it for a few minutes.

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