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To my readers: Ron Seigel is a Detroit reporter whose articles from time to time have been featured in many national publications. He expressed his deep misgivings about the Collider Project with me and I invited him to do a guest editorial for my blog. We are privileged to have his contribution. The Collider Project as a new "Tower of Babel": Is Our Government Gambling With Our Lives?By: Ron Seigel
The most immediate danger to our environment and the greatest threat to our national security might possibly be something that is receiving little attention and something most people know nothing about. At the present time our government is using our tax dollars to help fund an international scientific project which might threaten our safety and the safety of people across the world.
The project does not involve our national defense. It seems to involve nothing more than the satisfaction of scientific curiosity and perhaps the exhilaration of playing God.
The project involves an attempt to replicate the "Big Bang," which according to some scientific theories was the way our entire universe came to be. William Akbar of the Citizens Against Corrupted Politicians and I did research into this matter and discovered this is supposed to be accomplished by a $9 billion international project to build a special machine called the Long Hadron Collider (LLC). The Reuters news service was quoted on the internet as saying this miniature duplication of the Big Bang can "unlock secrets about the universe and its origins" and it might, if we live long enough afterwards.
However, according to some scientists, such a process may create black holes that could conceivably swallow up the whole earth. One of the main scientists involved in the project was quoted as saying, "We have been shown to meet all safety standards."
Without questioning the personal honesty and good intentions of anyone in this projects, one has to wonder if there may be some psychological denial there or at least an all too human hubris in brilliant people that makes them unable to admit the limits of their knowledge.
Since the Big Bang, if it ever occurred, took place long before this planet or anyone on it ever existed, it is hard to see what human standards can be developed to assure we are safe when it is being reduplicated.
One internet writer, Lila M, noted even if this were true about the immediate effects (which seem to me far from a certainty) “The answer does not signify a solid answer as to whether we are going to be safe or not from what might happen months or years after this collider button is pressed.”
Medicines often have side effects that don’t show up for years. It has been written that scientists involved in creating the atomic bomb did not understand the lingering effects of radioactive fallout. William Akbar declared, “We know of many government experiments, which were callous about people’s safety. Nobody knew about them till years later. How many experiments have been conducted which were never disclosed? In what ways have people been affected by them? If the government conducts the Big Bang experiment (and if we survive it) will the general public know about the side effects or will we have to wait 20 years to find out?”
It seems safe to say that those conducting the experiment are dealing with forced they know nothing about.. This experiment is equivalent to a group of babies satisfying their curiosity by planning with matches. Indeed it is equivalent to a group of babies playing with hydrogen bombs. This experiment is a gamble with our lives and the lives of everyone on this planet.
Even if there were a remote chance of having the earth swallowed up by a black hole, I for one, would find the risks too great. I must add that as an occasional lottery player, I never once gambled with other people’s tax money and certainly never gambled with other people’s lives. This experiment is nothing less than reckless endangerment.
The only winnings in this gamble with the the collider seem to be satisfaction of curiosity. Without personally criticizing the character of the scientists involved, one might suggest that they ask themselves whether they are unconsciously influenced bya desire for personal glory and the enhancement of their egos.
The Bible said that “Pride goeth before destruction,” and this might be the destruction of us all. Cannot the nations of the world find something better to spend nine billion dollars on?
In looking at this project, one is reminded of the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel. According to Genesis, the descendants of Noah tried to build a tower all the way up to Heaven, but God quashed their project, saying, “This is the beginning of what they will do. Hereafter they will not be restrained from anything they are determined to do.” Did this indicate a recognition that His children might get into areas that were too much for them to handle?
Jewish scholars commenting on the Bible suggested the problem was not building the tower, but the spirit in which it was built, and discussed this in very modern terms that we can recognize in our technological society.
“When a brick slipped [from the construction site slowing down production], people wept,” a commentary noted, “but when a man fell and died no one paid attention.” One does not have to be religious to see the danger in this spirit. A secular psychologist named Alice Miller described how parents become obsessed with driving children to achievement so they will reflect well on them. She might have written about the pressures of our materialistic and hostile modern culture, where people in general are not cherished for their own sake, but for what they accomplish or possesess and arelabeled either as a “success” or a “loser.”
With such pressures, Dr. Miller noted that many talented and successful people grow up feeling with some emptiness, that “Without these superior qualities, a person is completely worthless and can never be loved.”
Perhaps those involved in the experiment may want to consider whether this might have made them insensitive about the risks to human lives, including their own.
Ironically, if the collider gamble goes badly, all human achievements may disappear in one fell swoop: all scientific accomplishments, all ideas, all love and friendships and even moments of warmth, all poetry and plays and literature. Those who do not believe in something beyond our material sphere, will have to concede that there will be nothing left of all we did and all we thought, which can well be a greater reason for despair and an even greater motivation to end this dangerous gamble.
It does seem time for us to get the public officials who are supposed to represent us to call the bet off.. In this urgent situation, I urge people to write or call or e-mail some or all of these officials and tell them to stop all U.S. government funding for the project and to use the power of the U.S. government to stop other countries from doing it.
(1) President George Bush, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20500 (202) 456-1111, E-mail: comments@whitehouse..gov
(2) Senator Barack Obama, 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510
(202 224-4854. The E-mail for all Senators can be sent by seeking an on-line form at www.senate.gov. Once you’re on it, write search box and put the senator’s last name and click gov.
(3) Senator John McCain, 241 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-2235.
(4) Senator Joseph Biden, 201 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-5042.
(5) Governor Sarah Palin, P.O. Box 1101 Juneau, Alaska 99811 (907) 465-3500
E-mail: google stateofalaska homepage . Click on governor, then e-mail governor.
(6) Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, 235 Cannon HOB, Washington, D.C 20515 (202) 225-4965 E-Mail: email@example.com.
(7) Senator Henry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, 528 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20520 (202) 224-3542. See senate e-mail under item 1.
(8) Senator Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, 361 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-2541. See senate e-mail under item 1.
You may also want to write, phone or e-mail your own Senator or Congressional Representative. I also urge you to write letters on this issue to different newspapers and magazines, T.V. and Radio stations asking that this issue be covered.
As an old song on gambling noted, “You’ve got to know when to hold up –Know when to fold up, -- Know when to walk away, -- Know when to run.” My view is it’s time to run from this project. Fast!