Paul is a psychologist at Un of Hawaii, I think. Thus I am inclined to think this is some strange psychological experiment. Generally I support psychological experiments where the subjects volunteer (or find the pay adequate for their participation) so I occasionally participate and try to expose his foolishness, with a few pointed questions, but he never falls into my trap of trying to make this all a rational discussion of the risk, if any. (He just ignore and reposts more of the same.) Once I went back to his first post and took the energy levels he was then concern about and compared them to the many order of magnitude greater level now achieved. His currently levels for the "danger threshold" are still like then. i.e. just a little above the current levels achieved. (I chided him by comment that: As he could not be wrong, God must be "moving the goal posts" away from man's effort at self destruction.) I have also considered the possibility that Paul does not exist. I.e. "Paul" is only some reasonably good AI only is making these repetitive, never-responsive, posts. There does not seem to be much point to either possibility (or this thread), but it seems harmless enough and does help keep anyone else from wasting their time trying to make the longest thread. :shrug: BTW, I doubt that you will admit you were wrong if Paul's supernova is triggered by Fermi Lab or any one here in our solar system. Perhaps the true author of this thread is “Science Contingencies.” He promised to answer my annual questions a few post back, but never did. -Very “Paul like.” I returned in less than a year to read as I notice you (BenTheMan) had posted here and suspected you might have something worth reading to say about the physics. - How disappointing! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!