Why do they call it the "Big Bang", if there's nothing to it
I really don't understand the huge thing around the "Big Bang" stories going up and down, because there is nothing to it, no threat.
One argument raised against doomsday fears was that collisions at energies equivalent to and higher than those of the LHC have been happening in nature for billions of years apparently without hazardous effects, as ultra-high-energy cosmic rays impact Earth's atmosphere and other bodies in the universe.
There are several reports from other science groups that there are no threat, like the American Physical Society (2nd largest physics organization):
The safety of collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was studied in 2003 by the LHC Safety Study Group, who concluded that they presented no danger. Here we review their 2003 analysis in light of additional experimental results and theoretical understanding, which enable us to confirm, update and extend the conclusions of the LHC Safety Study Group. The LHC reproduces in the laboratory, under controlled conditions, collisions at centre-of-mass energies less than those reached in the atmosphere by some of the cosmic rays that have been bombarding the Earth for billions of years.
In fact the goal of the whole project is quite important, and have nothing in connection with black holes:
- Is the popular Higgs mechanism for generating elementary particle masses in the Standard Model realised in nature? If so, how many Higgs bosons are there, and what are their masses?
- Will the more precise measurements of the masses of the quarks continue to be mutually consistent within the Standard Model?
- Do particles have supersymmetric ("SUSY") partners?
- Why are there apparent violations of the symmetry between matter and antimatter? See also CP-violation.
- Are there extra dimensions, as predicted by various models inspired by string theory, and can we "see" them?
- What is the nature of dark matter and dark energy?
- Why is gravity so many orders of magnitude weaker than the other three fundamental forces?
Also note that the first collisions are planned to take place after the LHC is officially unveiled on 21 October 2008.