A physicist at CERN has been arrested for suspicions of ties to Al Qaeda. Don’t worry I already checked www.hasthelhcdestoryedtheearth.com and www.hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com and both assured me that, so far, Al Qaeda has not managed to generate black holes that would consume the planet.
But what a great opportunity to muse along with a New York Times article..
“His work did not bring him into contact with anything that could be used for terrorism,” said the statement from the center, whose formal name is the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
Like, what NYTimes? That gigantic black hole generating machine at the LHC?
“None of our research has potential for military application, and all our results are published openly in the public domain.”
Ah yes, nothing published in public domain has ever had military application. Um.