EU subsidises End of the World... today
In the depths of a 17-mile-long tunnel somewhere beneath the Swiss-French Alps, scientists at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) are intent on causing particle beams to collide close to the speed of light. It is thought that this will create a Little Bang – a microcosm of the explosion which is believed to have given birth to the cosmos ex nihilo.
Cosmologists believe that an infinitely dense object about the size of a small coin (so not quite ‘nihilo’) occurred about 13.7 billion years ago, which yielded all the matter which constitutes the universe. In searching for the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’, they hope to establish the existence of that which gives matter its mass.
But prophets of doom have warned that this is delving into the realms where no man has gone before, and that ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ are simply meant to remain in the realm of mystery. Their concern is that the experiment will create black holes with such a colossal gravitational pull that the whole Earth could be sucked into it. And if the planet does not implode, ‘worm holes’ might be created in the space-time continuum which will permit ET to invade.
Cranmer shall watch and wait.
However, since there has been no battle of Armageddon and the Lord has not yet returned, he is rather inclined to believe that the effects of this experiment shall not be so catastrophic. But he is most intrigued to know how many of the world’s starving could have been fed, or homeless housed, or sick healed for the cost of this.
It is curious indeed that ‘Science’ can throw £5 billion at research into these speculative and theoretical unknown unknowns, subsidised by European Union through a series of ‘loans’ - while the impoverished and destitute known knowns are left to suffer and die.
Man does not deserve to discover this ‘God particle’, for it is not yet time for the final apocalypse.