Many local, national, and even international news outlets are incorrectly reporting that the Earth was not destroyed today as a result of the Large Hadron Collider being turned on. EGI News has leaned in fact that the Earth was destroyed earlier today when a massive black hole was created by the Large Hadron Collider.
That Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait, spoke with EGI about the Earth’s destruction. “I really didn’t think the Earth would be destroyed. Who knew that the anti-science quacks would get this one right. I guess it’s a case of blind-squirrel syndrome. You know, if you predict the Earth’s doom enough times, I guess eventually you will get it right.”
One quack, speaking on the condition of annonymity said, “Oh we warned you. We warned you. But you didn’t listen. Oh it’s just a harmless old proton collider idn’t it.”
Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said that she had been against the Large Hadron Collider since the beginning. “We need to protect our large hadrons and teach our scientist to abstain from these dangerous activities.”