A vinceunlimited blog article from 4 May 2007
The really big questions interest me the most.
Like, why are we here? Or, where did we come from?
Or, why I am still hungry after eating a hugely expensive sashimi meal?
And it seems that one of the biggies is about to be discovered.
Around the end of November this year , at CERN, The Large Hadron Collider, an enormous machine that can accelerate weenie little particles at an astonishing speed through an 27km underground oval tube in order to hit each other is due to attempt to create the conditions at our universe’s big bang moment. All so geeky professors wearing white coats and holding clipboards can ‘tut’ knowingly and say “I thought so” in an annoyingly cocky manner.
Either that or the big bang will occur again and we’ll all be instantly sucked into an energy field smaller than my blog entries for the first three months of the year.
Personally I wonder whether this answers two of the really big questions.
Why there are no other developed organisms like us in the massive universe? And secondly why there are so many black holes out there?
Are these questions linked? Is it that when species reach a mature enough state to ponder the universe, then scientifically test it, they can’t help but twitch the nose of Armageddon.
Looks like I could afford that delicious sashimi after all.
Author: Vince Poynter
From the Blog and Thinker sections of the vinceunlimited.co.uk website dated 5 Jul 2018
First published on 4 May 2007
CERN can be found at home.cern
When the test was successfully completed we didn’t all disappear. Just thought I’d let you know
The image is of a scene in the Pier 39 Aquarium in San Francisco, taken by the author, in May 2016 and was added on 5 Jul 2018