For humans to believe that they can safely manage such high-energy events as nuclear explosions, and collisions in particle accelerators, while having scant understanding of them, is the height of arrogant stupidity for which all life may suffer the consequences. I expect that an unimaginably large energy release would result if any human-caused event is powerful enough to separate charges from the lattice structure. I tremble with fear as I read about the enhancements to the LHC that will allow it to create collisions of ever higher energy. It is only a matter of time until one of these collisions or similar events will be the last. The only consolation is that the end would be painless- all life, along with our world, would just vanish in a flash.