Court Rejects Woman’s Lawsuit Claiming Hadron Collider Could End The World

Doomsayers, including a few physicists, worry that experiments at CERN could unravel the fabric of our existence. But a German court says no, reports Phys.org:

A German woman who feared the Earth would be sucked into oblivion in a black hole failed Tuesday in her court bid to stop the work of the world’s most powerful atom smasher.

The higher administrative court in Muenster, Germany, rejected her claims, ruling there was no evidence the work of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) posed a danger to public safety. The court noted that the CERN’s own safety reports ruled out any danger to life. “Objectively, there is no evidence to doubt the correctness of these safety reports nor was any conclusive evidence presented,” it ruled.

The woman had failed in a previous attempt to stop the work of CERN in Switzerland at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe. Other opponents have also sought to stop the experiments, fearing either a black hole whose super gravity would swallow the Earth or a theoretical particle called a strangelet that would in turn liquidise the planet.

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  • Ray Butlers

    Will you please publish the list of physicists to whom refer in the first sentence?

  • Ray Butlers

    Will you please publish the list of physicists to whom refer in the first sentence?

    • http://twitter.com/DanielReasor Daniel Reasor

      Yes, please. Don’t forget to mention where they got their degrees.

    • http://twitter.com/DanielReasor Daniel Reasor

      Yes, please. Don’t forget to mention where they got their degrees.

    • fullretard

      The Physicists in question hold degrees in Nuclear Physics from Devry University.

  • “Big” Richard Johnson

    Being sucked into a black hole would be the best thing that ever happened to this planet.

  • “Big” Richard Johnson

    Being sucked into a black hole would be the best thing that ever happened to this planet.

    • Bernhardt

      Unfortunately for you will this Mickey Mouse machine never be able to do that, it’s a black hole where money disappears forever… that’s all !!

  • Anomaly_of_Anomie

    No court is going to shut down a multi-billion dollar project, even if it did mean the end of the world. What is the purpose of this research, and who knows where it will lead?

  • Anomaly_of_Anomie

    No court is going to shut down a multi-billion dollar project, even if it did mean the end of the world. What is the purpose of this research, and who knows where it will lead?

    • David Howe

      If there was a rationale for shutting it down, it might very well get shut down. that decision was perfectly rational.

    • David Howe

      If there was a rationale for shutting it down, it might very well get shut down. that decision was perfectly rational.

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