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The Large Hadron Collider at Switzerland's CERN Institute.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator, is going to be fired up on Wednesday, September 10. The LHC will replicate the “big bang“, allowing scientists the nearest approximation of watching the creation of the Earth. I saw a NOVA report about this giant piece of science a few months ago and I recall thinking at the time, “Huh, I wonder if that will bring about the end of the Earth?” Evidently, I’m not the only one. A commenter over at the Make blog expressed a similar, if more eloquent, concern:

This experiment is sick and those that think it a joke are sick. The scientists are terrorists in threatening mass destruction. They have no right to veto my existence, the lives of my children, life on earth in all its wonderous beauty and complexity. They have no right to threaten the people of Earth with mega death.“Wilhelm”
Commentator at Make blog

Dave Mustaine is really hoping this guy is wrong. Fortunately, all you have to do is believe the same scientists that may be about to destroy the world. They say these fears are completely unfounded.

Whew! That is a relief. Still, it is probably best if we all do our very best to enjoy the next three days. Slàinte!

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