Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

  • metta

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    Sep 08, 2014 8:52 PM GMT
    Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

    In a preface to a new book, the famed physicist fears the Higgs Boson becoming unstable and causing a "catastrophic vacuum decay." But how likely is that really?


    http://www.cnet.com/news/stephen-hawking-god-particle-may-wipe-out-the-universe/
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    Sep 08, 2014 9:37 PM GMT
    I think its highly unlikely.
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    Sep 09, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
    Maybe we should pray about it. Or to it.
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    Sep 09, 2014 1:24 AM GMT
    Good. It's part of the laws of entropy.
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    Sep 09, 2014 2:34 AM GMT
    ^^ good answer, classical thermodynamics

    I learnt bout that watching Brian cox on youtube. Sandcastles always return to the sand
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    Sep 09, 2014 11:22 PM GMT
    He elaborates that it is unlikely that we can tinker with the God Particle as it would take a particle eccelerator larger in circumfrance than the Earth to manipulate it. So i tbink.the word is we are fine.
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    Sep 10, 2014 2:26 AM GMT
    unless alien's built their own AI, which in turn built a massive particle accelerator out of their creator's world to restart the universe on the other side of the vaccuum.
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    Sep 10, 2014 3:31 AM GMT
    I think anything is possible.
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    Sep 10, 2014 2:19 PM GMT
    Another stupid ass article. Is someone up for funding or something? The only times such articles seem to be issued are when some organization or person is up for funding; someone has been hitting the crack vial; someone has too much time on their hands.

    An accelerator with the diameter of the planet? Really now??!?