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News Alert: LHC lawsuit collides with pavement

Posted in Bad Astronomy by Skepdude on September 30, 2008

Good news, everyone! The antiscience cranks who filed an injunction to stop the Large Hadron Collider from being turned on have had their case dismissed. The ruling?

The United States Defendants move for dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction or for summary judgment on other grounds. Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 14) is GRANTED.

In other words, amazingly enough, a U.S. District Court doesn’t have jurisdiction over a machine that is in Europe.

Let’s all give that one a big mental duh.

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Hackers attack Large Hadron Collider

Posted in News by Skepdude on September 13, 2008

Hackers have mounted an attack on the Large Hadron Collider, raising concerns about the security of the biggest experiment in the world as it passes an important new milestone.

Now it has emerged that, as the first particles were circulating in the machine near Geneva, a Greek group had hacked into the facility and displayed a page with the headline “GST: Greek Security Team.”

The people responsible signed off: “We are 2600 – dont mess with us. (sic)”

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The world still seems to exist

Posted in Edger by Skepdude on September 10, 2008

Reports are still coming in, but so far it seems that the Earth has not been destroyed by the LHC. We don’t have enough information yet, but it seems to still be here.

It is potentially arguable though, that we don’t have any transitional Earths between yesterday and today, and so the theory of the Earth still existing remains just that. It seems equally likely that the Earth was destroyed yesterday, but then instantly recreated by God an intelligent external agent this morning in the exact state that it would be had the Earth not been destroyed.

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We’re alive…we’re alive

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on September 10, 2008

I had my coffee this morning. Went to a meeting, put in my two cents, took some notes and went back to my office. And guess what? It was still there. We’re still alive.

The world’s largest particle collider successfully completed its first major test by firing a beam of protons around a 17-mile underground ring Wednesday in what scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup of the universe.

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