Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson

(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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