Oct 8, 2013

A Reminder to every Citizen of a Planet including its Space Station

Posted by in categories: existential risks, particle physics

Science is based on dialog. Not a single colleague including Hawking and his crew contradicts my safety-relevant finding for 5 years. This fact can only have one of two reasons:
(1) The finding is so embarrassingly stupid that to take it up would suffice to soil the respondent.
(2) The finding harks back so deeply to the young Einstein that it causes fear to tread upon.

One country – my own – singlehandedly left CERN in response (only to surreptitiously return under non-publicized pressure).

Obviously the offered result (“gothic-R theorem”) has historical dimensions. Everyone’s survival is affected by it probability-wise if it is valid. We “live in an interesting time” as the Chinese proverb goes.

800 newspapers reported on the theorem in 2008. Only Aljazeera remained four years later. There is a “curfew of silence” obeyed by my colleagues. Not a single counterargument is in the literature against my result published in 2008 and its many sequels.

Why is CERN’s official “Safety Report” allowed to go un-updated for 5 years? And why is the friendly admonition by a court given to CERN standing before it to, please, admit a “safety conference” a planet-wide taboo topic even after almost three years? Refusing dialog and discussion is one thing, refusing updating on safety is another. In the one case but a single person is the victim, in the other it is you and you and you.

The most recent prime-time movie “Heroes – the Fate of the World in their Hands,” aired last Thursday by RTL ( ), struck me by total surprise. Everyone can spot the movie’s weaknesses (rating 1.7), but: Imagine the loving courage that stands behind it!

CERN cannot remain silent any longer.

P.S.: I cordially congratulate Peter Higgs to his Nobel prize which he fully deserves along with his colleague. And I ask him for the great honor of replying to this blog post which congratulates him first.


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  1. Otto E. Rossler says:

    [ sent the following automated reply:]
    Thank you for your message.
    Please note that general enquiries sent to the Nobel Foundation will not be answered between 20 June — 31 July 2013 due to summer holidays. The following message has been sent:
    From: Prof. Otto E. Rossler [email protected]
    Subject: Humble request
    Message: Dear colleagues: I have the most humble request that you, please, might forward the enclosed link to my revered colleague, Peter Higgs:…nd-the-lhc Thank you for your kindness, Sincerely yours, Otto E. Rossler

  2. Tom Kerwick says:

    Otto — It must be frustrating that CERN discontinued talking to you many years ago — a pleasure I have continued to enjoy (and others too I presume). In part I understand their frustration too though. You will be familiar with the content of the following technical note — though may find Appendix II of it curious —…fety-2013- Kindest regards — Tom.