Wednesday, September 20, 2006

This Can't End Well

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"Any project where one of the steps is to calculate the odds of destroying the planet has my full support." -Amber

This is truly an interesting article, not necessarily on the side of science findings which will occur if all goes right, but that this is actually being funded.

How does one measure the projected chance of failure when "For the first time in many decades we have built a machine that exceeds our powers of prediction."

Even worse, what if we open a portal and demons start popping out? Then what? HUH?!

These scientists want to find something out, and that's perfectly okay. Science must be furthered. But when said scientists admit they don't know what they will encounter, and insert a (possibly arbitrary) probability of worldly destruction, one must start to worry for his/her own safety.

A related link is: , where Method #3 briefly illustrates a similar method to annihilating the world.

Anyway, if you need me, I'll be down in the cellar with my booze, rations, and shotgun.

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