On Wednesday, physicists turn on the multibillion-pound machine that will recreate the birth of the universe in a 27 km cylinder in Geneva. The Big Bang comes to town. Will we all disappear along with the universe ? Or will the secrets of our existence be unravelled ?
Einstein famously said that "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible". The universe isn't anarchic: it's full of patterns and structures.
The Large Hadron Collider is the world's most powerful particle accelerator.
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Our common concept of God is, I believe, tied up in Einsteins statement. Things that show pattern seem to have been created. DNA, atomic and sub-atomic structure - is this all just random coincidence ? Or evidence of a natural superpower staring us in the face ?
Lifesshort will be watching the LHC with interest - that is if we don't disappear down a man-made black hole of antimatter on Wednesday 10th September 2008.
Science, real, but profound too.