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Message 19884 - Posted: 8 Aug 2008, 10:14:17 UTC
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Geneva, Switzerland - As the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) nears completion, many people have worried about the implications of colliding subatomic particles at high velocities. Some have suggested that the device could destroy the Earth by creating black holes or dangerous subatomic particles, but a new group calling themselves People for the Ethical Treatment of Hadrons (PETH) are worried about the health of the subatomic particles.

"You've got these subatomic particles accelerated at great speeds for the sole purpose of being destroyed. No one thinks of the ethical implications of this," said Tia Aumiller who founded the group. "There's a limited supply of hadrons in the universe. Do we just want to go around destroying them? What if we run out? What if the hadrons can feel pain? Will we look back at this hundreds of years from now and regret it? Kinda like we do with the killing of bacteria with antibiotics now."

Scientists at CERN working on the LHC say this is a new one to them. "We've got the wackos who think we're going to rip a hole in the universe, and the people who think our real purpose is to create a race of Dr. Manhattans, but this is just weird," said Erich Stanhoffe who heads the LHC project.

Stanhoffe admits that no research has been done on whether hadrons can feel pain or might get sick traveling at such high speeds, but that's only because the idea is "patently ridiculous."

Aumiller responded, "That's what they said about the other group I founded, Mothers Against unDead Drivers, which warns people of driving while a zombie, but they'll see."

Dozens of people from PETH protested outside the CERN headquarters with signs reading "Don't fark with the quark" and "Subatomic Pain is Still Pain."

Officials at CERN do not expect the protests to delay the "end of the world..uh...commencement of scientific research" in October.

http://www.bbspot.com/News/2008/08/group-protests-treatment-of-hardrons-at-cern.html
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Message 19913 - Posted: 12 Aug 2008, 19:16:14 UTC

oh my goodness gracious me. Could
someone please find these people
something to do!
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Message 20395 - Posted: 16 Sep 2008, 23:57:02 UTC

How PETHetic! If we should not
do physical experiments because
of sub atomic pain then perhaps
they would have us also stop
construction/production of all
other things in this world.
Everything in the universe is made of
atomic particles and therefore
also sub atomic.
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Message 20429 - Posted: 19 Sep 2008, 5:25:51 UTC
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Maybe we call "ET" by the next Hadron-collision *grins*

I hope so *gg*
("ET" please contact me)

greetz from Switzerland
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Message 21623 - Posted: 15 Nov 2009, 21:52:30 UTC

I bet these guys have a hand in the latest SNAFU
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Message 21625 - Posted: 16 Nov 2009, 2:22:57 UTC
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THuffering THuccatash! (As Sylvester the Cat would say.) Who came up with the acronym PETH? Did they have a lisp?
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Message 21629 - Posted: 17 Nov 2009, 15:52:35 UTC
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"PETH? Oh Poo-leezz get a life!" Out of work and to much time on their hands. They had to dream up something to do while not looking for work. Why not volunteer for helping to feed the homeless. P-people E-employing T-the H-homeless sounds much more productive.
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Message 21630 - Posted: 18 Nov 2009, 8:11:30 UTC

This thread is PETHing me off.
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Message 21641 - Posted: 20 Nov 2009, 9:41:55 UTC - in response to Message 21630.  
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This thread is PETHing me off.

"AGREED!"
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Message 21642 - Posted: 20 Nov 2009, 9:51:20 UTC
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But not so much the thread as the ignorant PETHetic people that started this crazy idea. What about the TEVATRON. Just because it's so hush, hush, nobody's complaining about their particle punishment. Who knows they may have already found Higg's the particle, and produced subatomic black holes (theory) and proved PETH is full of PETH. (Educated Opinion)
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