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This morning the subject of Rush's teaser was CERN, the 17 mile diameter atom-smasher in Geneva, Switzerland. I had heard of this before, but forgotten all about it.

Well, according to Rush, it is due to go online in August and although there are over 3,000 physicists working on the project, many other physicists are quite apprehensive. The realm of 'unintended consequences' is vast and sobering: everything from melting down the earth to creating a black hole for the earth to be swallowed in.

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So, now my question is this: Could this in fact be something that may set into motion some of the horrific natural catastrophes Bible Prophecy speaks of? I'm ruling out the black hole and the earth melting, obviously, but if they really don't know what is going to happen, that leaves the door wide open for other events.

As Rush summed it up in his teaser, get your affairs in order, the end is coming in August. Of course, he is saying this tongue in cheek, but, he is saying it.

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sakura

Wut? *facepalm*

Who listens to Rush? The man is a moron.

6/29/2008 12:46:18 PM

kingoftheheavies

Rush? Credible?

Hah!

Only idiots listen to anything that dipshit spews in his daily disertation of rectal-runoff.

6/29/2008 12:51:49 PM

BlackMageJ

The realm of 'unintended consequences' is vast and sobering

SO close to having the opportunity for a Half-Life reference. Oh, what the hells, let's go for this anyway:
http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20080330&mode=classic

6/29/2008 1:29:26 PM

Beeblebrox

Wow. You can almost see the spittle at the corner of his mouth and the hysterical gleam in his beady little eyes.


Only idiots listen to anything that dipshit spews in his daily disertation of rectal-runoff.

Rush can be pretty douche-a-rific when it comes to his politics but, to be perfectly fair to him, he does put on a pretty good show.

6/29/2008 1:45:34 PM

anevilmeme

Oddly enough I'd have thought Rush was too liberal, mainstream and sane for RR.

6/29/2008 2:00:32 PM

Illuminatalie

"Of course, he is saying this tongue in cheek, but, he is saying it."
Better worry because, even though he is joking when he says it, he is still saying the words. And when Rush says The Words, people better take notice.

6/29/2008 2:03:01 PM

sofia the antichrist -- JESUS PLEASE COME SOON!

LIMBAUGH, THE MOUTHPIECE OF THE LORD, HAD SPOKEN

THE END IS NEAR

REPENT!

6/29/2008 2:13:02 PM

MilkyWay

He's "obviously" ruling out a black hole and earth melting but has no problem with it being something that a collection of bronze-age folklore obliquely alludes to...

6/29/2008 2:15:23 PM

Rawley

What was the number I saw.. hrmm. I think it was..
The universe carries out, every second, 10^13 times the experiments the LHC will conduct in its lifetime.

I think I read that at badastronomy.com

PLus I doubt any physicist worth their salt is apprehensive about this thing.

6/29/2008 2:25:32 PM

Copache

Prepare for unforeseen consequences.

6/29/2008 2:32:44 PM

Horsefeathers

"The realm of 'unintended consequences' is vast and sobering: everything from melting down the earth to creating a black hole for the earth to be swallowed in."

Do you have any idea what type of energy would be required to "melt down the earth"? I won't even ask if you know what a black hole is since it's obvious you haven't a clue how they're formed. Here's a hit: there's no fucking way you're going to form a black hole by smacking particles into one another.

"So, now my question is this: Could this in fact be something that may set into motion some of the horrific natural catastrophes Bible Prophecy speaks of? I'm ruling out the black hole and the earth melting, obviously, but if they really don't know what is going to happen, that leaves the door wide open for other events."

I seriously doubt that physicists have absolutely no clue what happens when you accelerate a particle into another particle or atom. There's only so much that can happen, after all. You get energy (quite a lot of it) and you get new particles, most of which are so unstable they decay within millionths of a second or so. This is not some sort of doomsday machine you moron.

"As Rush summed it up in his teaser, get your affairs in order, the end is coming in August. Of course, he is saying this tongue in cheek, but, he is saying it."

Because he's as stupid, ignorant and ill-informed about everything as you are.

6/29/2008 2:50:35 PM

Mike

Yeah, Limbaugh's always correct. [/sarcasm]

6/29/2008 3:05:06 PM

Apostle

@Copache: folowed by Point Insertion in the second part amirite??

6/29/2008 3:41:00 PM

Nirjuana

Nope, it's always possible that something goes wrong but it doesn't have anything to with bible

6/29/2008 3:46:50 PM

werewolf

About time CERN got that going. Last I heard there were funding problems.


6/29/2008 5:21:49 PM

Grigadil

Q. What's the difference between Rush and the Hindenburg?

A. One's a Nazi gasbag. The other's a dirigible.

6/29/2008 5:40:54 PM

anonymous_troy

I'm not too concerned about a black hole destroying the earth because if it does, we probably won't have a lot of time to agonize over it, and then it won't matter anymore.

6/29/2008 6:14:12 PM

aaa

CERN is still awesome beyond words.

6/29/2008 6:34:17 PM

Headache

And what will their comment be when nothing happens when LHC is started up?
Or when nothing happens in 2012? I look forward to 1/1/13.

6/29/2008 6:58:28 PM



Hey, it is perfectly logical that an idiotic rube who believes that rapture is in the Bible when it isn't, would follow a man like Rush who makes his living out of telling facts that aren't.

6/29/2008 7:12:37 PM

Beltaine

Even if they manage to create a singularity, there isn't enough mass in the solar system to create a genuine black hole. If they do make a singularity, it's not going to be stable and will quickly explode in a shower of subatomic particles (the explosion itself will be of the "we need some really sensitive instruments to notice" scale).

Rush isn't exactly known for his scientific literacy....

@Grigadil: That's _flaming_ nazi gasbag...

6/29/2008 8:13:22 PM

t3h_fuhr3r

I like Rush. Geddy Lee is a pretty cool guy, y'know?

6/29/2008 8:33:52 PM

Old Viking

I have it on good authority that just before the "On" switch is flipped every physicist at the facility will receive a teddy bear.

6/29/2008 9:15:22 PM

Pyroclasm

Rush? As in Rush Limbaugh? You're getting your scientific information from HIM? What are you, retarded?

6/29/2008 9:19:58 PM

pete

Lush Rimjab and Rapture Ready? Why not just inject a few ounces of wood alcohol directly into your brain?

6/29/2008 10:27:13 PM

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