I think the worst threat from the LHC, is the idiots out there that all of a sudden became experts in Physics after watching a 5 min. rap video on YouTube. I watched an interview with Seven Hawkins (most have probably seen the same one) when he say’s that there is nothing that could happen where the Earth or the Universe would be destroyed.
In the same note, I have seen debate on on the news that destruction of the Earth was a possible result of this experiment. I do not believe this however, being they never said who was saying this.
Doing some research of my own I found a couple of magazine articles in Discover, Scientific American & Popular Science that say what the conditions would have to be in order for the destruction of the Earth to happen as a result of this experiment.. granted each article says it is a long shot even if the conditions where right (not even hinting that it is possible in these circumstances).
The best site I found was:
LHC-Themed T-Shirts Commemorate the Non-Destruction of Earth
Granted I am not a Physics guy myself, but I am more likely to go with Hawkins answer rather than the generic un-quotable warnings I am getting from the news.
One thing I don’t understand is that some people out there put the end of the world for the date that they turned on the machine… not the date that they are doing the actual big bang experiment.. what the hell??
What ever, if it does destroy the world….. God will stop it from happening anyway, so what it there to worry about??