Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
What you may not have heard about it.
Written By: Bob

I thought I should take the time to write a short article about this "scientific experiment". I find the last minute media coverage of the start-up of this machine to be just one more example of how controlled our media has become. I will give you a little of the history of this experiment first so you can understand what I mean. I am not saying it hasn't been covered at all; just that the coverage it has gotten was not "mainstream" but rather it was limited to scientific journals (etc.). This helped insure it would not reach the general public. Had it become "mainstream" sooner there may have been enough of an outcry, over the lack of knowledge in what the results of this experiment would be, to severely hinder or stop it from being completed.

History and Background:
This machine is not something that has just been designed and built recently. This is the most complex machine ever built by mankind. It is located under 100 metres of rock and sandstone near the Geneva-France border. It has taken 10,000 scientists and engineers between 14 and 20 years to build (depending on who's version you read). It has also taken about eight years just to bolt it together.

There are other particle colliders in the world; the largest one being the Tevatron at Fermilab near Chicage. This new machine - Large Hadron Collider (LHC for short) - is designed to reach energies seven times greater than that of the Tevatron.

When this machine is operating at full capacity it will drive two beams of particles in opposite directions around a 17 mile ring at 99.9999991% of the speed of light. Every second each of the beams will complete 11,245 laps of the machine.

At four points around the ring the beams will be steered into head on collisions, causing the particles to slam into one another with enough energy to recreate in a microcosm the violent fireball conditions that they say existed one trillionth of a second after the "big bang".

They will use giant detectors to analyze the shower of subatonic debris in the hope of finding something no one has ever seen before. One of the detectors is so large that it sits in a cavern that could accomadate the nave of the Westminster Abbey. The price tag given for this machine is between seven and ten billion dollars (again, depending on who's version you read).

Now that we know a little bit about the machine itself, I offer you the following statements and quotes that have been made about it. -

  1. As stated above - they hope to find something that no one has seen before. My question is - if they do, will they be able to control what they find?
  2. Quote: " The machine will search for extra dimensions, which could be curled up into microscopic loops. It might produce "dark matter", the unknown substace that stretches through space like an invisible skeleton. It will almost certainly discover the elusive Higgs bosom, which helps explain the origin of mass, and is better known by its wince-inducing monicker, the God particle." (The Guardian, Sept. 6, '08)
  3. Quote: "This is a once in a generation kind of machine and we really don't know what we will find," sain Brian Cox, a physicist at Manchester University who works on Atlas, LHC's largest detector. "It's like going to Mars. You know you're going to find something new, because you're going where no one has been before."
  4. There are also those that - the ones involved in the project call alarmists - fear the machine might create a black hole that could quickly absorb the planet.
  5. Quote: "Only 5% of the universe is made of matter scientists understand. A further 25% is so-called "dark matter", which clusters around galaxies, and the remaining 70% is even more enigmatic "dark energy", which drives the expansion of the universe."
  6. Quote: "One of the first discoveries that could emerge is proof of a theory known as supersymmetry. According to the theory, every particle in the universe has a slightly overweight but invisible twin. One of these, called the neutralina, is a leading candidate for dark matter, and could be made as soon as the machine performs its first collisions.

Before I give you my opinion on all of this, allow me to share some items I have read about in reports of incidents resulting from some earlier and much smaller experiments conducted with this machine.

During one earlier experiment, the "cool down" phase resulted in an "antiquark spree" that, literally "nailed the heart of the earth". This was reported by a team of Russian physicists who assisted in the construction of the collider.

Working in conjunction with Chile's National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) the report continued saying: CERN scientists, while attempting to establish a quark based means of near speed-of-light communications with other Western scientific and military installations, "lost control" of this experiment on the South American "anchor" triggering an "unexpected" stream of antiquark's which first ignited a massive volcanic eruption in Chile, and in a "straight shot" through the entire planet has further triggered a catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake in China.

There is also a report that this "accident" caused the destabilizing of earth's orbit. Russian scientists also blamed CERN for destabilizing Earth's orbit causing the returning capsule from the International Space Station to veer dramatically off course from its intended landing zone. They also state that an additional result of the Earth's orbit destabilisation is causing a shift in jet streams - pushing them closer to the poles (as any school child's science class experiment shows would be the consequence of shifting the magnetic alignment of a sphere.). This results in the loss of Glacier ice and overall ice mass.

All I can say is - aren't we glad they've only done "small" experiments so far? One can only imagine what the outcome of full blown operation of this machine will create and/or cause.

To sum all of this up, they have started a machine that can (according to reports) trigger volcanoes and major earthquakes, they do not know what will happen as a result of this experiment, they do not know what might be created as a result of the experiment, and yet they are actually excited about the start up of this machine.

How then does this relate to scripture? In answer to that I offer the following:

  1. We can be sure that this machine will not destroy the earth. That is reserved for and will be done by God at the end of the seventh millennium -

    II Peter 3:10...But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

  2. As for the scientists - well, they were fortold too:

    Romans 1:22...Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

    I Corinthians 1:27...But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.

    I Corinthians 1:19-20...For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. (20) Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

My personal view of all this is to simply keep an eye on this machine. While God won't allow it to destroy the world He may well use this machine to trigger the catastrophic events that will be prevalent in the last days (including the tribulation); such as earthquakes and the seas roaring (etc.). God has often used the adversary to accomplish His purpose, and it would not surprise me at all if that is exactly what is happenning this time. Did you know that three major earthquakes occurred on the day they started this machine? They occurred in Japan, Indonesia, and Iran; and they were all 6.0 magnitude or above. Coincidence? Warning? Only time will tell.

On the lighter side of things I offer two items:

It would not surprise me if in the near future you will be able to look up "mad scientist" in the dictionary and find the definition being - CERN/LHC, scientists and creators of.

As for me, the starting of this machine would be similar to this analogy:
Go to the shoulder of a busy six lane highway (during rush hour), put on a blindfold, and on the count of three run as fast as you can to the other side. If you make it without being injured, maimed, or killed you get as much of an unkown treat as you want. Sounds like fun to me, how about you? (NOT)