According to a newly released report, naturally occuring cosmic rays regularly produce more powerful collisions than the LHC, so the fact that we're even alive to worry about this is a good sign. Cory Doctorow quotes one physicist saying, "Look, it's a 10^-19 chance, and you've got a 10^-11 chance of suddenly evaporating while shaving."Also: Large Hadron Rap
Also, I had not realized that even if they did create black holes, it would take years before said black holes grew enough to completely destroy our world.
elliptical, interval program:
1mi @ 11:39min
2mi @ 23:29min
3mi @ 35:23min
3.78mi @ 45min
MaryAlice's son Tim and his friend Alex (whom I like a lot) were in today. At lunch I was ragging on Tim a lot. Not out of any real malice, just because it was so easy. It was sort of like having Eric around, or my brother.
Rest and Bread ("Journey")
The Psalm was 107:1-22, which I liked a lot.
The "Sacred Text" was an excerpt from "Fumbling: a Journey of Love, Adventure, and Renewal on the Camino De Santiago" -- by an HDS student.
LauraRuth talked about how it's not so much that we are not saved once and for all but that we are saved a little bit every day. (Yeah yeah, people would quibble with the orthodoxy of that statement and make insistent statements about the totality of saving grace, and I wouldn't even necessarily disagree, but I really like the shift in emphasis -- in putting the emphasis on the continual, each day, journey to grow closer to the Divine.)