In the most complex scientific experiment ever undertaken, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be switched on Wednesday, accelerating sub-atomic particles to nearly the speed of light before smashing them together.
The LHC was started up in September 2008 but shut down after only a week due to a helium leak that followed an electrical problem.
Supporters have said that the experiment mega-experiment this week is the holy grail of cosmic science to finding an elusive particle known as the God Particle.
“Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves…” All I can say to those attempting a search for the divine in all the wrong places at the potential expense of the earth is, those who forget history are doomed to repeat it:
And the LORD said, ‘Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.’ Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 11:1-9)