Okay, maybe I just don't get it. I just don't understand why it's suddenly a big deal NOW that CERN has a super collider. It's not like it's a suddenly new thing that they built. It's been in the works since 1995. In fact, it was a major component in the book Angels and Demons.
Maybe it's a big deal now because people were so concerned about whether or not they could, they didn't stop to thing about whether or not they should.