Particle accelerators will create black holes that will swallow the earth! Most scientists scoffed at the alarmists, but the world press gave ample space to the “respected scientists” who warned of the end of the world if the Swiss/French accelerator was started. It’s been four years now, the Higgs-boson particle has been discovered and somehow were all still here.
Global warming, genetically modified food, cellphone radiation, tight bluejeans; there’s always a doom constituency and there’s always a media assemblage ready to give their hysteria the sheen of respectability.
As an aside, this country’s own accelerator was shut down, its scientists fired, when last year the Department of Energy decided that it would no longer devote $25 million to its upkeep and shifted billions to Obama’s friend’s green energy projects, most of which are already bankrupt. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.