The Mandala Hadron Collider

Lately I’ve been reading The Essential Jung, and just yesterday when I came across three of his remarkable mandala drawings I was immediately reminded of a picture of the Large Hadron Collider, which I had randomly run across in the morning as I was viewing Wikipedia’s list of the World’s Most Expensive Objects, itself inspired by APOD, which I think mentioned that the ISS is the world’s most expensive object at some point. There probably isn’t much significance to this—the LHC is a representation of the Earth’s personality!—but I thought the coincidence was interesting enough to comment on.

One of Jung's Mandalas

The Large Hadron Collider.

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2 thoughts on “The Mandala Hadron Collider

  1. Jennifer says:

    They are strikingly similar. I’m against that collider though. It’s probably due to ignorance, but any machine that poses any risk, however, infinitesimal, of creating a black hole or ending life as we know it, well, I’d prefer it didn’t exist. This goes for nuclear bombs as well, of course.

  2. hiddenconnections says:

    Don’t be such a Luddite! From my best friend Wikipedia—

    “The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. It is expected that it will address some of the most fundamental questions of physics, advancing humanity’s understanding of the deepest laws of nature.”

    […]

    The experiments at the Large Hadron Collider sparked fears among the public that the particle collisions might produce doomsday phenomena, involving the production of stable microscopic black holes or the creation of hypothetical particles called strangelets.[62] Two CERN-commissioned safety reviews examined these concerns and concluded that the experiments at the LHC present no danger and that there is no reason for concern,[63][64][65] a conclusion expressly endorsed by the American Physical Society.[66]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_hadron_collider

    This is a machine created purely out of a desire to understand the universe; nuclear weapons are created only to kill enormous amounts of people; I think the two are obviously rather different.

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