It turns out that the litigation highlighted by Patrick is not the only resort for anxious people who fear that scientists are going to destroy the universe with their shiny new particle accelerators.
There's also the option of spamming large segments of the scientific community with bizarre ranting emails.
After all, not everyone is persistent enough to get a personalized response to their scientific inquiries to MIT:
I am the Administrator for the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT. You have been repeatedly sending emails to the CTP regarding the LHC in Geneva. You have left dozens of messages on the answering machine of Professor Frank Wilczek and on the machines of various other professors. You have also called and attempted to speak with other professors—ones not involved in any way, shape or form with the LHC.
You have additionally phoned a member of my staff repeatedly and then chose to send a large mailing list of individuals an email where you directly insulted this person.
I am writing you to ask you to please cease your contacts with all members of this Center.
Follow the link and read the selection of emails at Gizmodo. This is probably my favorite, from there:
Turns out the guy has a website, which is couched in extremely cautious and professional scientific terms:
DANGEROUS HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS EXPERIMENTS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY }
In regards to my dialogue/conversation(s) with f.b.i. and u.s. secret service offices of pensacola, fla. on jan. 18th, 2008 and my claims under the federal false claims act. I, agent 1266, of Milton, Fla. do hereby further reiterate claim of my rights under the federal false claims acts/titles/laws/statutes/subsections and provisions in regards to the fact that Nasa and The National Science foundation have fraudulently claimed that CERN's LHC super cooled magnets are colder than space when in fact they are NOT
All of this raises the question: could this scientist be this guy?
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