My old friend Dan Vergano wrote an article in USA Today the other day about the irrational fears over the Large Hadron Collider. It’s a pretty good collection of the silliness that’s gone on from people who think the LHC will destroy the world (and it has a brief list of a few other fizzled doomsday scares).
It’s a pretty even-handed and rational response to the doomcriers. That’s good, because my own inclination is to mimic Brian Cox’s response.
Tip o’ the tin foil beanie to … my mom, who told me about this article.