Friday, April 29, 2011

Flashback Friday: It's the End of the World as We Know It

***Originally posted September 10, 2009 when the Large Hadron Collider became operational. Reposted because of news this week that the "God Particle" aka the Higgs boson may have been found. To save you from digging out your old physics textbook (surely you still have it) the Higgs boson is the subatomic particle that is theorized to give objects their mass. In layman's terms: it's what all the fuss in Dan Brown's Angels and Demons was about. But maybe we shouldn't get our hopes up quite yet. I wonder if this discovery will be confirmed before the actual end of the world which we all know is going to be May 21. (And I need to remind everyone of this scripture: “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. -Matthew 24:36)***

It's the end of the world as we know it... and I feel fine.

I'm behind my posting, but I had to get something up because today is the end of the world. What, you didn't hear? No I didn't get this information from someone locked away in a commune in Idaho or from a guy on a street corner holding a sign and asking for change. In fact, I don't have any religious reason for saying this at all, rather purely scientific. You see, today scientists turned on the Large Hadron Collider, a super-collider in Europe that is intended to create subatomic particles and replicate the big bang.

So what does that have to do with the end of the world? Well some are so afraid of the science behind it that they believe small black holes will be created that could eventually swallow the Earth. They're so afraid in fact, that they've tried to sue to keep it from operating. Not exactly how my Bible describes the end of the world. On the other hand, if they can create a singularity, and wormhole theories hold true, then maybe after the Earth is swallowed up our promised "new Earth" will emerge on the other side. Of course, that would require Jesus to have already come back and depending on which-millennialist doctrine you subscribe, another 1000 years or so to pass. So maybe today's not the day. But I'll be keeping oil in my lamp.

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