CERN's Large Hadron Collider May Have Just Disproved the Existence of Ghosts
Speaking on his BBC radio program The Infinite Monkey Cage, Cox, along with fellow physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, talked about the existence of ghosts, which Cox disputed by saying:
To which Tyson then replied:
Cox then said simply, "Yes."
To briefly sum up, the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in existence. Housed underneath the French-Swiss border in Europe, it contains two superconducting magnets and accelerating structures that help boost the energy of the particles the scientists are looking to study. The accelerator is used to produce two high-energy beams that travel close to the speed of light, make them collide, and then note the results.
So, what does any of this have to do with ghosts? Essentially, Cox's point is that the LHC is examining particles at such a small scale and in such detail that for any sort of paranormal energy to exist, by now it would have been detected. Since no evidence has been found for energy or particles that could carry human consciousness after death (like ectoplasm), his conclusion is simple: there's no scientific evidence for ghosts.
So sorry, Ghostbusters—it doesn't sound like your business model is viable.