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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

End of the World postponed

The BBC report that the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva will be shut off until spring 2009 while engineers probe a magnet failure.

As a science fiction fan I am sure I can come up with many more ways that the World could end between now and next March if the media wish to continue the speculation.
If you are looking for further ways of ending the world in a major disaster, may I suggest you read "Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities - the causes of Mass Extinctions" by Tony Hallem.

Chapter 11 - The influence of Humans, is an interesting chapter; ditto chapter 7 - Climate Change.
I vote for the old Asteroid Threat. Or maybe Plan 9 will finally happen - "Your STUPID STUPID MINDS!!!"
Finding it hard to hide my glee - unbelievable sums of money spent building this thing that's supposed to discover stuff no-one really understands and then as soon as they switch it on it breaks!

Chapter 4 - Impact by comets and asteroids

My favourite - Volcanic Activity (Chap. 8) Yellowstone National Park, the supervolcano which is overdue by 5,000 years for it's big irruption.
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