Sunday, September 07, 2008

Scientists get death threats over Large Hadron Collider

The head of public relations, James Gillies, says he gets tearful phone calls, pleading for the £4.5 billion machine to stop.

"They phone me and say: "I am seriously worried. Please tell me that my children are safe," said Gillies.

Emails also arrive every day that beg for reassurance that the world will not end, he explained.

Others are more aggressive. "There are a number who say: "You are evil and dangerous and you are going to destroy the world."

(Via Futurismic.)

1 comment:

Tony F. said...

While I think we have a better chance of being annihilated by zombies, having first-hand knowledge of what it would be like to be sucked into a black hole would be, how do I put it... en-lightening?

(Full pun intended!!)