MAR 25 2010

“Ice-Nine” and Risk Analysis

Atomic nucleus, Cost-benefit analysis, Earth, Global warming, Proton, Risk Analysis, Strangelet

Image via Wikipedia There are many species ending (i.e., the extinction of mankind) catastrophe scenaria. Many people agree that the most likely is the collision of a 10-kilometer or greater diameter asteroid with Earth (estimated annual risk is 10^-8). Other scenaria include pandemics, global warming, and technology itself turning on its creators. Some potential catastrophes…

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