The LHC is not going to kill us all

This is for all the those cowering in fear of the alleged coming Apocalypse that is supposed to be brought on by the Large Hadron Collider.

To form black holes, the Large Hadron Collider would need to generate many billions of times more energy than it can, according to Jonathan Feng, a theoretical particle physicist at the University of California, Irvine.

And even if black holes formed, he said, they would be smaller than protons—which fit in the nuclei of atoms—and would evaporate in a miniscule fraction of a second, “long before they could grow by [absorbing] other matter,” he wrote.

That’s from National Geographic. So stop being a bunch of pansies and Luddites.