[ExI] did the multiverse just get thinner?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Aug 4 16:42:17 UTC 2009

Giant Particle Collider Fizzles

<The biggest, most expensive physics machine in the world is riddled 
with thousands of bad electrical connections.

Many of the magnets meant to whiz high-energy subatomic particles 
around a 17-mile underground racetrack have mysteriously lost their 
ability to operate at high energies.>

Has anyone yet commented on the (extremely implausible) possibility 
that the LHC *must* create a world-killing black hole--or wormhole or 
the like--in the vast majority of adjacent or superposed worlds where 
a series of absurd accidents and coincidences *hasn't* stopped the 
machine from being activated? And since we're still here, it's 
precisely because our world is one of the few with the serious 
breakdowns... If this crazy idea catches on, there'll be even more 
fearful voices clamoring to have the thing smashed. Then again, it 
could even be true.

Damien Broderick

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