A scientific boon or bane?

All eyes of the scientific community are now trained on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is scheduled to be fully activated anytime soon at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) mega-laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland.

The LHC is the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider the average man thought would only be seen in sci-fi movies. CERN is the largest, most complex experimental facility ever built. And the LHC is the largest, single, most complex machine in the world. The LHC spans a circumferential size of 27 kilometers and consists of super-potent magnets that can wallop such power much stronger than Earth’s gravity, spinning particles and colliding them at almost the speed of light, which is around 300,000 kilometers per second.

Scientists are divided whether the LHC experiments are a boon or bane. Is man playing God with the LHC experiments?

Some have even equated the technology as already breaching man’s limits, and intruding into the eternal realm, as it tries to answer questions like how the universe was created.

It is another modern Tower of Babel in different form, signifying man’s pride at having “creative powers” almost similar to God’s.

What is creepy is when the CERN scientists say they can open portals or gates to another dimension, beyond the limits of time and space. Some are thrilled that man now holds the key to time travel – going back to the past, or taking a peek at the future. But this could also possibly open portals to other dimensions that have better been untouched.

Seeking to find out what “dark matter” or “dark energy” is all about could lead to some unpleasant and scary surprises we may not have time to regret. The world population might not even know what hit them.

Could this be the environmental chaos which a French minister forewarned us about in May of last year? Could he be privy to some information exclusively known only to the representatives of the 22-member council of nations supporting CERN and taking part in the vital decisions concerning the LHC project?

The scientific community and other influential groups like the United Nations should raise its voice to compel CERN to be more transparent about its LHC and other projects that can potentially impact global safety. There should be an independent Oversight Committee composed of respected scientists who are not involved with the project to oversee the methodology and conduct of the LHC experiments and point out anything that might have a detrimental effect on the environment and people in it.

The scientists at CERN should not arrogate it upon themselves that they know everything there is to know about their experiments; and we should just take their statements hook, line and sinker that there’s absolutely nothing to worry about any adverse consequences of their LHC experiments.

When mankind becomes exceedingly proud and starts to play God, we cannot help but worry that doomsday might indeed be forthcoming.

Vital Signs Issue 79 Vol. 4, September 1-30 2015