Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The End is Near!

It's official, the world is ending today. And, as predicted, the Swiss are to blame. Those sneaky devils. They flipped the switch today at the LHC. So far they're just zipping one beam through the system to make sure it all works. It appears that it does with some minor problems. The next step is to is to turn on two beams going in opposite directions. This will result in collisions with enough force to do things physicists could only dream about until now (and the beginning of the end;)). Actually, I really hope that their dreams are a little more interesting than high energy collisions. I'll be keeping an eye on the progress. PZ is keeping track and has a few more links for more in depth coverage if you're interested. If you're not, you should be. This is, afterall, the stuff that stuff is made of.

CNN link

There is nothing more.

1 comment:

John Kamman said...

sorry I haven't been commenting... keep writing... we're reading.

Aren't you excited about Sarah Palin? She's such a hallmark movie-esque inspiration. Small town mayor/creationist hockey mom becomes president despite all odds.


I think that she, not the swiss, will more likely be the demise of the free world.