By Gina Flores
Editor at NoFakeNews
I am back in Europe and my first of many stops is Geneva, Switzerland to witness the end of the world, apparently? There are some people out there that believe the Hadron Collider will initiate the beginning of the end of everything this week. I couldn’t stay away and so NoFakeNews is going to be present at CERN and will be in a position to report the end of the world to readers if this apocalyptic scenario should happen to materialize. I am thinking nothing will happen, but you never know.
According to Joe Keane, who has a long bet on the books that the Large Hadron Collider will destroy the Earth before the end of 2018, “Theoretical physics is incomplete regarding what processes can occur at such high energies. No one knows what is going to happen.”
Nick Damiano, Keane’s challenger argues that the Hadron Collider will do no such thing. He believes the Earth will be just fine. The bet is on and the stakes are pretty high. They’re pretty high for the bettors, but even higher for human beings.
The detailed terms of the bet are as follows:
The prediction is correct if Earth is, as a result of operation of the collider, annihilated, reduced to much smaller volume than previously, vaporized, broken into large pieces, converted into photons, neutrinos, or other radiation, converted into exotic matter, or just unable to support life. For the purpose of the bet, Earth should be considered “destroyed” if, at the end of the term of this bet in 2018, zero human beings reside on the surface of the planet. Damage caused by attack of hostile beings is included if it is a causal result of operation of the collider. Teleporting Earth to another location or alternate universe where it is still able to support life is specifically excluded. Bet is won if whatever scientific community remains at this time, whether human, machine, or extraterrestrial, acknowledges that the “destruction” of Earth most likely resulted from the Large Hadron Collider or a product thereof (e.g. strangelet, micro black hole, etc).
Hopefully, this will not be the last post.