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LHC: What will it do after the bang?

Posted by msrb on September 10, 2008

Astronomical Cost of LHC Reminds You of ISS

When the Scientists take the taxpayers to the cleaners

LHC has so far cost an estimated $10billion to build, while its annual operating cost remains a “secret.” FEWW Moderators believe the philosophy, direction and reasons for creating this white [super] elephant are entirely misplaced.

On a planet whose ability to support life is eroding daily, caused by the human onslaught on her ecosystems, and where the probability of finding any named living individual being still alive in a few years time is truly minuscule, the $10billion could have been better invested to:

  • Conduct research into low-energy technology in air quality improvement, water purification, food production, clean energy, health and hygiene, learning and education, sustainable living … and communication sectors.
  • Create working blueprints for low-energy, low-impact intelligent communities, providing about 1,500,000 people with a realistic chance of crossing the precarious “life bridge” into a possible future.

Bang for the Buck [readers will excuse the unintended pun]

The LHC project is inappropriate, ill-timed, unnecessary and hideously expensive!

Never mind the Big Bang simulation. The LHC’s poorly conceived philosophy would provide the tiniest, one-time, damp squib for your buck. The minuscule return on the enormous investment, the amount of [useful] science received for the cost of building and operating the project, makes LHC stand out like a giant white European elephant on the France’s border with Switzerland. The scientific payoff of LHC will not come even close to that of its orbiting uncle, the multi-billion dollar public-financed space science project black hole, aka the International Space Station (ISS).

And what exactly has NASA got to show for the ISS since 1998 when its on-orbit assembly began?
To be precise, NOT much!

Related Links:

A simulated event at the CMS particle detector of the LHC, CERN, Switzerland. The simulation depicts the decay of a Higgs particle following a collision of two protons.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest particle accelerator complex, intended to collide opposing beams of 7 TeV protons. Its main purpose is to explore the validity and limitations of the Standard Model, the current theoretical picture for particle physics. The LHC was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), and lies under the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland. More …

When activated, it is theorized that the collider will produce the elusive Higgs boson, the observation of which could confirm the predictions and missing links in the Standard Model of physics and could explain how other elementary particles acquire properties such as mass. More …

One Response to “LHC: What will it do after the bang?”

  1. […] See: Astronomical Cost of LHC Reminds You of ISS […]

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