99% Chance That We Are Not Doomed
As the Cern Large Hadron Collider switches on at 08.30 BST this morning, Stephen Hawking says that there is only a 1% probability that the experiment will cause the creation of tiny black holes.
Well thank the Lord for that, I was beginning to wonder whether I should bring the cat in and cancel the milk.
In an amusing and informative interview on R4 yesterday, Hawking even suggested that it might be better if the LHC did not lead the discovery of the Higgs-Boson or Dark Matter as it would then make sceintists work more creatively to find the answers to the universe.
(Pic from Motivate Yourself)