Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Large Hadron Collider To Prove God Did Not Create The World ~by Surfer Dude
Who said Switzerland was neutral? They certainly are not when it comes to the creation argument. The Large Hadron Collider, an overpriced particle accelerator designed to simulate conditions of the "Big Bang" that supposedly created the physical Universe has been activated. So far, there is not much to see but flashing dots on a TV screen. (If I want to watch that I can turn on my T.V. set as my cable has long since been turned off because of failure to pay my bill.)
In a few months, the collider will be used to smash particles into each other by sending two beams of protons around the tunnel in opposite directions. Those fearing the worse have argued that a black hole may be created that swallows the planet. A legal attempt to halt the project failed. Others have simply argued it is a huge colossal waste of money.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy claims that the project is a huge victory for Europe. (But the French's idea of victory may be variable given their experience in WWII.) You can look at the experiment here: Big Bang Experiment The collider will become more intense next year and may actually start generating data more interesting then a few blips on a screen in 2009. Until then, don't expect much. Nevertheless, feel free to watch the boring current data here: CERN data
Experimenters hope to hope to discover a theoretical particle called the Higgs boson ("God particle.") The collider could create conditions similar to a millionth of a second after the Big Bang. Why should any reader give a hoot about this expensive experiment? As your resident egg head, I have struggled to come up with a reason. Will it produce better lives? Doubtful. Will it create a better surf board? Definitely not. Will it destroy the world? CERN scientists say any black hole created would not have enough energy to stick around very long before dissolving. John Huth, of Harvard, called such fears "baloney." So what is the real danger if this machine works?
The real danger is anarchy that may result when egg heads prove there is no God and no divine creation. But fear not J.J., I don't need a 9 billion dollar collider to prove there is a God. Just ask any surfer such as Todd Endris or any one else who has caught the perfect wave or survived a shark attack and they will set the egg heads straight. Jesus saves!