Has the LHC destroyed the world yet?

In case you are worried about the LHC destroying the world you can check the status of the current situation by visiting this site: http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/

I’m only joking of course, no need to panic just yet. We can all panic later when nobody finds the Higgs boson and we all need to come up with better theories to explain the world around us. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Stephen Hawking said in a BBC interview that "I think it will be much more exciting if we don’t find the Higgs. That will show something is wrong, and we need to think again. I have a bet of one hundred dollars that we won’t find the Higgs." In the same interview Hawking mentions the possibility of finding superpartners and adds that "whatever the LHC finds, or fails to find, the results will tell us a lot about the structure of the universe."


Whatever happens, I’m sure there are other things out there with better possibility of destroying the world. The LHC is what people call science, these days. Just sort of more elaborate and expensive Smile


Taking Risks


To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to others is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken,
because the greatest hazard in life is to do nothing.

The person who risks nothing,
does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing.

They may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.

Chained by their attitudes, they are a slave,
they forfeited their freedom.

Only the person who risks can be free