Two PhDs walk into a bar…

This idea goes way back to the
beginning of the Large Hadron Collider.
We’re still here, and so are the nerd jokes.
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Story (particle accelerator black-hole catastrophe)
Physics ref (Fermi Paradox)
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10 Comments!

  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 28, 2019 at 3:19 pm |

    Reese didn’t put up any numbers.
    “When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarely, in your thoughts advanced to the stage of science.”
    – Lord Kelvin

  2. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted January 28, 2019 at 3:37 pm |

    ^ Bingo.
    When this concern came up a couple of decades ago, I read an article with, you know, numbers and stuff in it; but all’s I remember, now, is not to worry about it.

    Dunno why the Fermi Paradox angle just occurred to me.
    Haven’t had a snort since 9pm last night, and pipe tobacco doesn’t work that way.

  3. mech
    Posted January 28, 2019 at 4:17 pm |

    Unless Fermi left his paradox in Schrodinger’s box.

  4. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted January 28, 2019 at 8:54 pm |

    Two PhDs walk into a bar…

    (You’d think that with all that brain-power, they’d know enough to duck…)

  5. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted January 29, 2019 at 10:15 am |

    ^ Y’mean the pair ‘a docs?
    I did warn you about the nerd jokes.

  6. jlw
    Posted January 29, 2019 at 12:55 pm |

    Renee Decartes walks into a bar

    Bartender: how about a beer, Renee?

    Decartes: I think not.

    and he disappears

  7. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted January 29, 2019 at 1:16 pm |

    ^ Cartesian Popeye: I think, therefore I yam what I yam.

  8. Veeshir
    Posted January 29, 2019 at 4:53 pm |

    Sooner or later some doomsday cult is going to be correct.
    Personally, I hope it’s the one with death by snu snu.

  9. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted January 29, 2019 at 6:02 pm |

    ^ *heh* Good choice

  10. Nomen Nescio
    Posted January 29, 2019 at 7:33 pm |

    Science Guy concerned that particle accelerator will turn Earth into black hole!

    Too late, politicians already did that.
    What we need is a Brown Hole, created by God, that is an anus of such high density that it sucks up all the bullshit coming from the mouths of progressive politicians (I’m looking at you, Kamala) so we don’t have to deal with it.
    From your lips to God’s ass.