One of the coolest inventions of mankind, the Large Hadron Collider (known as CERN) in France and Switzerland will be coming online in the near future. Though I am no physicist and have less than an elementary understanding of particle physics, I have been following the progress of CERN for the past 10 months or so. It is absolutely fascinating what they are doing over there and what they may discover. If all goes to plan we could have a completely new understanding of the universe, the origin of matter, etc. Or if you believe what other "experts" say, the collider could create a black hole and completely destroy Earth and possibly the universe. Sadly, many religious fundamentalists have been actively criticizing what scientists are doing over at CERN. Since many of their ideas go against the biblical teaching of a seven-day creation and the notion that the earth is only a few thousand years old, many religious leaders are crying foul over the scientific discoveries of CERN.
Here is a funny (but pretty accurate) rap done on the CERN particle collider:
Here is a brief explanation of what they are doing at CERN: