Scientists Close in on Conditions at Start of Universe. What For?

Posted on November 9, 2010

This week, for the first time, ions were smashed together inside the Large Hadron Collider along the French and Swiss border. Until now, only protons had been collided in the experiment.

The tiny particles’ lightning-fast collision promised to produce temperatures up to 100,000 times hotter than the sun, said Michael Tuts, a professor in experimental high-energy physics at New York’s Columbia University and one of hundreds of scientists involved in the project.

“What we’re doing is reproducing the conditions that existed at the very early universe, a few millionths of a second after the Big Bang,” said Tuts, referencing the cosmic explosion that many scientists believe spawned the universe from one minuscule particle.

And so we ultimately discover secrets we formerly thought were known only to God and then what?

  • Will we then be able to ascertain the “why” of it all?
  • Will we discover  the origin of that first ion?
  • What life-threatening methodology will be uncovered in pushing back this frontier if  knowledge of creation is then known?
  • Will WE create a new universe or life forms?
  • What government or entity will claim this as proprietary knowledge?
  • Can mere mortals handle this knowledge properly?
  • Will Democrats and Republicans  fight over the results?

It just could be that there were multiple gods and that a couple of them were out for lunch eating large bowls of ions.  An ion dropped from a soup spoon and crashed into one lying on the floor and the rest was the beginning of  history.

Here I am in  the early morning hours trying to grasp the why and the wherefore of this experiment.  Now those scientists have me worried that one of their damn  ions will land in my kitchen and add to the mess here in ways unknown.  Well if there is an adverse outcome, count on a very irate homemaker landing in that mountain machine and colliding with whoever is responsible.  That should give those geniuses insight into the end of the universe as we know it!

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