So what does this mean? You want to tell me that when they conceived the idea of the LHC, they had no idea what they were doing. So how much do the understand now? .. 10%, 20% or 100%. I doubt that it is 100%, so they have no idea what will really happen when this thing operate at optimum levels and those little protons hit one another and decide to follow their own paths and proton heads.
So the end of the world might be long before 2012.
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