Letter to Beeb on CERN
chapter7 at tlio.org.uk
Wed Sep 10 23:15:16 BST 2008
I have not listened to all the BBC's widely publicized coverage about
the CERN Hadron Collider, but I have been tuning into Radio 4
throughout the day in the hope of hearing an articulate critique of
Perhaps I have been unlucky, but all I have heard is reports puffing
it up. Several times your reporters have made comments on the lines "
the doomsayers have been proved wrong", without any reference to
whom these alleged doomsayers were, let alone giving them a right to
reply. On the 10 o clock news you interviewed two people both of whom
appeared to share the view that objectors to the project were
There are plenty of rational objections to the CERN project, many
of which can be summed up as follows:
(a) the CERN project will not reveal to us the mysteries the
universe, in which case it is a very expensive way of keeping
(b) it will reveal to us the mysteries of the universe, in which case
it will put the reins of creation in the hands of scientists and
corporations , when it would be far safer to leave them in the hands
(c) sooner or later, it will blow us all to oblivion.
If you did happen to broadcast a critique on these lines, perhaps
you could repeat some of it it on Feedback, so that those of us who
missed it can hear it. If you didn't could we have more impartial
coverage in future, please?
The Potato Store, Flaxdrayton Farm,
S. Petherton, Somerset TA 13 5LR
PS I hope it is alright to post this on the diggers site. I n my view
it's a land issue because it is about the control of creation by an
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