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(News) Lab Fireball "May Be Black Hole"

There's something very scary about this next article and something I just feel is fundamentally wrong and irresponsible for scienetists to be doing. I know scientists, past and present, take risks with the unknown (and to a certain extent most of us do every day) but the risks most people take don't "potentially" endanger the whole bloody world. It's a bit like when the first atomic bomb was detonated and one theory was it could possibly catch the Earths atmosphere alight. But the Nazi's were deemed a bigger threat than the burning up the atmosphere!

Anyway comments such as "However, even if the ball of plasma is a black hole, it is not thought to pose a threat. At these energies and distances, gravity is not the dominant force in a black hole." do not help my mind relax in this case!!!!

Lab Fireball "May Be Black Hole" (BBC News Online; Thursday 17th March 2005)

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corpsie
Mar. 17th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
The US has a habit of thinking?
silver_blue
Mar. 17th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)
Terrorist groups 'may obtain black hole' warn intelligence services.
captainwhimsy
Mar. 18th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
Terrorist groups may need several billion dollars to sneak in a particle collider and generate a black hole that lasts such a fraction of a second it does no damage.

Who knows, maybe all those black holes out there are planets that figured out how to make one, but not how to turn it off...
angusabranson
Mar. 18th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
That'd make a nice short story actually (the origins of black holes :p)

Nice icon btw!
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