Friday, June 23, 2006

Scary Headline of the Day

Scientists plan to recreate 'Big Bang' to uncover universe's mysteries

Sounds really cool, but they can only do it once...

It’s not really as scary as it sounds. Just a high-energy physics experiment.

"The idea is to generate a clash between particles similar to what happened a thousandth of a second after the Big Bang and see what it could tell us about the standard model of matter," according to their spokesman, an Ecuadorian physicist.

Now had the physicist been from North Korea, I might be a little concerned. They might have been planning a demonstration of the big bang in, say, Los Angeles.

I’m just glad the “big bang” didn’t have anything to do with Episcopal General Convention. And that, I hope, will be my last Episcopal joke for the foreseeable future.