10 September 2008
In case you were wondering whether or not the Large Hadron Collider has destroyed the earth yet, check this website.
In all seriousness folks, there’s no threat from the LHC. The earth gets bombarded all the time by cosmic ray particles with loads more energy than the LHC particles will have. So, if cosmic rays have not destroyed the earth, then there is no chance that the LHC will.
Or, if you prefer an analogy:
If you have survived a pillow fight, then you don’t need to worry about being killed if someone is throwing around cottonballs.