The Large Hadron Collider
You know what sounds like a great idea? Creating man-made, experimental black holes that can, oh, just devour everything we hold true and dear to our hearts. Sure that's a bit dramatic, especially knowing that tiny black holes aren't as dangerous as their much larger brothers, but we didn't always know that, and scientists still pushed forward in trying to recreate the processes of our universe. Stephen Hawking's more modern and widely accepted theory states that a black hole that's too small would just evaporate, leaving us and our beautiful planet to stick around until the next great scientific experiment.