I Don’t Know About the World Ending, But It Sure Is Pretty

A nice thing about this new blog software is, it shows me what search terms led people to my blog.  I noticed that a lot of people are getting here because they are searching on one form or another of “the world is ending September 10.”

Last month I posted about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which is being activated on September 10.  There have been concerns that it will cause a black hole that will swallow us all up.

I’m quite the panic-er myself and at the time I read everything I could about that possibility and I’m satisfied that that probably won’t happen.  Really probably.  That didn’t stop me from trying to picture what it would look like, the universe and me disappearing into a black hole, if “disappear” or “in” even have any meaning in such a scenario.  If some Hollywood type doesn’t already have a movie about this in the works I’d be very surprised.  Lots of scary potential there.

In the end, I can’t wait to see what happens when they turn that thing on.  Obviously I’m hoping for discovery and not total annihilation.

Their website is here.  I wish we could get some photographs of the LHC from Joel Meyerowitz or someone along these lines.  This place is really gorgeous, very colorful.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “I Don’t Know About the World Ending, But It Sure Is Pretty

  1. My only fear is that it’s possible because it would be my luck. The Powerball jackpot is $102M on Wednesday.

    It’s my luck that I’d be holding the winning ticket … and we’d all be sucked into a vortex of nothingness.

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