John Oliver Visits the Large Hadron Collider

The LHC ain't no joke. It is the single greatest and most expensive piece of scientific equipment ever constructed (click here to find out all about it), and it is designed to recreate, on a microscopic scale, the conditions present just after the Big Bang, and which gave rise to the known universe.

Because of its capacity to create black holes, albeit tiny and ephemeral ones, and because the media's bread and butter is based on hype and sensationalism, some quacks have argued that the project should be stopped because creating a black hole could potentially swallow the earth.

As John Oliver reports, their arguments rely on a peculiarly interesting notion of how probability theory works. See if you can keep up and wrap your head around it...
Yes, that idiot is teaching someone's kids all about 'science'...
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