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The Stupid! It BURNS!!!

I now have proof that Neanderthal's had enough intelligence to post YouTube comments. Check out the 4 part series that starts here. Don't waste your time watching the actual video. The video is inane "The Large Hadron Collider is going to destroy the Earth!" B.S., but the comments are where the true stupidity lies. The ignorant panic mongering is exceeded only by the rampant anti-intellectualism. It's comedy gold and pure horror at the same time.

I will never understand people who start up a computer, go online, and post comments about how terrible science is. *headdesk*

Oh, and by the way - the LHC officially goes online in about 4.5 hours. It'll be interesting to see the comments after we aren't all crushed by a black hole. I've noticed that they've already started shifting the doomsday prediction to "it won't do anything right away, but after several weeks the Earth will be torn apart by a quasar."


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Sep. 10th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
Win and Awesome!!!
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
I have to thank tacit for this one - he sent me the link through IM last night and immediately signed off before I could read it. I actually lol'd, and had to pass it on to your post!
Sep. 10th, 2008 10:22 am (UTC)
As I understand, there is only one beam of protons today, and the actual smashing won't occur for a few weeks. :)
Sep. 10th, 2008 11:38 am (UTC)
I stand corrected. Thanks for the heads up!
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Sep. 10th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Stupid DOES burn. My eyes are incinerated. Damn my eyes!

You did see the running bet for $1000 that it would/would not destroy the earth, right?


Pretty funny.

Hooray for science!
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