Friday, October 10, 2008

I Like Living

So I've been doing some calculations on the Large Hadron Collider and I'm pretty appalled at the guys who turned it on.

Apparently there's a million to one chance that a black hole will form and all life on earth will end.

So, really, there's basically no chance of the machine being harmful, right?


Let's do some math. Since there are 7 billion people on Earth, probability says that when the engineers turned on the LHC, they did it expecting to kill 700 people. (7 billion times 1/million)

700 people.

I don't know about you guys, but if someone had told me that my science project would kill 700 people on average, then I might think twice before greedily accepting the funding for my death machine.


  1. There's probably an equal probability that the world would suddenly be showered by meteors, a massive solar flare's created, or

    another black hole is formed within 100 miles of Earth!

    So basically it's a nonissue... everyone's already labeled as dead probably by probability.

  2. Well by that logic, mass murder is also a-okay.