September 30, 2008
IT’S PROBABLY NOT THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT: Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit to Halt Operation of Particle Collider:
A federal judge in Honolulu has dismissed a lawsuit trying to stop the running of a giant particle accelerator outside Geneva, dodging the issue of whether it could actually cause the end of the world. The judge, Helen Gillmor, said in her ruling Friday that the court lacked jurisdiction over the Large Hadron Collider, which is located on the Swiss-French border and was built by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, with help from the United States and dozens of other countries.
I think that’s the right decision. You want to sue over this, you’ve got to go over there.