The Large Hadron Collider began smashing subatomic particles jointly in 2010, provoking a wave of panic about scientists accidentally ushering in the apocalypse. Worried critics stated that” the experiments these scientists were conducting with the LHC could create a small black hole, which would suck in everything around it and eventually engulf the entire world.”
These critics were mistaken. We’re still here in 2022, and though it can occasionally feel like we’re dwelling in a hellscape, we are still a pre-apocalyptic society. In fact, the LHC operated successfully at the headquarters of the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) for numerous years before closing for updates in 2018.
During that time, the particle accelerator enabled some of the biggest international science collaborations the world has ever witnessed, leading to the discovery of an elementary particle called the Higgs boson.
Now The Doomsday fears are rising once again, as the Large Hadron Collider joins a new level of experiments, which will detect it and create collisions at remarkable energy levels. This time, it’s not only black holes that people are predicting, either.
If the conspiracy theories are valid, then this is what we have to be concerned about from today, when the experiments start.