Except there may be another problem. It has been suggested that the Large Hadron Collider is being sabotaged from the future. It has also been suggested that the failure of the Superconducting Super Collider may have been due to influence from the future.
So what is the source of this information? The revelations of a contactee reported in the Weekly World News?
No, this was suggested by two physicists and reported in the New York Times.
A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.
Holger Bech Nielsen, of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, put this idea forward in a series of papers with titles like “Test of Effect From Future in Large Hadron Collider: a Proposal” and “Search for Future Influence From LHC,” posted on the physics Web site arXiv.org in the last year and a half.The article also says that the two physicists starting laying out their case for doom in the Spring of 2008. It was last fall that the two magnets vaporized.
Other people have also suggested that the Large Hadron Collider could destroy the world. They fear the collider could potentially create black holes, strangelets, or magnetic monopoles (read more about it here).
Personally, I can think of numerous other ways those billions of dollars could have been spent. It seems like an awful large price to pay to try to find a theoretical particle. I'm not sure what they plan to do with it if they do find it.
Nevertheless, sci-fi fans around the world are now faced with the decision of what story is the most interesting; the potential for the Large Hadron Collider to destroy the world, or that it is somehow being sabotaged from the future.