LHC is up and running…and we’re still here The LHC finally smashed together some sub-atomic particles and, lo and behold, we are all still here (I think). Share this:FacebookLinkedInEmailPrintRedditTumblrTwitterPinterestLike this:Like Loading... 2 thoughts on “LHC is up and running…and we’re still here” Add yours Well, because of how “quantum suicide” works, the LHC may well have really killed most of our selves (sic, not a grammar goof). But we feel OK since we’re the ones that survived. Look up QS, but briefly: if MWI is true, there are innumerable versions of us created by all the quantum possibilities. Only the ones that stay alive can observe and carry out the effective outcomes of their chance of existing (get it?) So even if LHC had a million to one chance of destroying the earth, we can’t tell since we’re the ones that were very lucky as the quantum dice rolled. It’s not that much different from the many-laws blowoff of the anthropic principle. Snark, or necessary consequence of MWI? Who knows? Reply Who knows? I’m beginning to think none of us really knows anything. We like to think we do, but we really don’t. We’re just making fancier and fancier descriptions of what we see, but that’s it. Nothing more. Reply Comment (obtuse, impolite, or otherwise "troll"-like comments may be deleted) Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.