Re: SCIENCE: CERN upgrade will create black holes

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Wed Oct 03 2001 - 10:56:48 MDT

On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, John Clark wrote:

> No need to worry, some cosmic ray particles have energies many
> billions of times greater than those produced in our largest
> accelerators, yet the universe endures.

We're not talking about a false vacuum though, merely the conversion of
of Earth or nearby body into to a strangelet/singularity. On cosmic scale
such events are inconsequential, but locally they still totally cook your
goose, man, like, wow.

Of course they did estimate the occurence of such event, and it found to
be sufficiently low to not worry about it too much.

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