Thursday, September 11

CERN = concern

I wish you can pay attention to the three geese in the last picture. The photographs were taken on a stroll this evening.
The three geese are out for a search, a search to find companions, companions who can build a flock, V shaped in flight, heading south.
Sometimes I wish I could fly like a bird.

On other news. They fired up the neutron accelerator at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland today. I am not sure what to think about this experiment. The scientists are hoping to create a "mini-big-bang" and collect data nanoseconds after two opposite cruising particles collide. They travel almost at light speed in a 26km underground tunnel, guided by a massive array of electromagnetic magnets.
There seems to be unknown risks involved with this action. No scientist as of today was committed to predict the outcome of this (several years) experiment.
It is a bit scary to see "youngsters/humans" play with Prometheus fire.
Blow up the earth for a good laugh?

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and right doing, there is a field.
I'll meet you there.



lindsaylobe said...

Curiosity killed the cat they say, but not Schrödinger’s cat that scientists thought had 2 simultaneous existences. But then maybe it was always just the one; we simply don’t have the information on that one state and became confused into thinking it was 2. I think anyone who says he understands quantum mechanics doesn’t understand quantum mechanics.

There are scientists with unproven theorems in connection to that experiment which indicate the potential to produce a potent black hole able to eat up all of the earth. They were trying to have the experiments stopped until such time (if applicable) their theorems can be disproven.

That seems to me to be unlikely but it remains a perfectly reasonable question or concern to ask, since we know most of the universe was formed and remains as dark matter.

Given the experiments are to continue for at least another 30 years who knows what discoveries about the nature of matter will finally be revealed or created, we also might not find out anything at all.

If you believe that reality and information is one and the same thing we may never have the information about what lies beyond our universe and its creation.

I think you are right; it is reasonable to be mildly concerned about it all.

Nice photos.

Best wishes

Zee said...

Ah, you are such a smart well informed guy Lindsay It is always a pleasure to read your comments, and in particular this one!