Im just going to assume that a system as large and complex as the LHC is just hard to maintain, thats a much better explanation, because it doesn't involve too much unprovable assumptions.
Imagine that time is not linear. Imagine that it's something that is similar to matter and space, and we move along it, just like we move in matter and space.
Now, imagine there were some law that would render it completely invalid, i.e, make the item in question break out of this model. If that thing that were to cause an item to break out of the model happens at any point within this 'space' of time, then the item in question would already have broken out of the model, and would never have the chance to be inside of it. So the only things that could possibly exist within the model are things that can NEVER EVER break out of the model.
This is difficult to explain. The assumption is that future time already exists, irrespective of where matter is positioned in future time. Now, if future time already exists, and has already been executed, then if something in future time were to happen that could destroy all of time, then time would never exist, so this thing could never happen! The only way time could exist is if this future event will never happen.
There is only one assumption in my hypothesis there but it is an assumption that is very difficult to prove.
You can't prove them.
But there are easier ways to do it than to reach weeks back in time and blow up a macroscopic object like a transformer. Far more likely that the trajectories of the particles themselves would be altered to just miss.
Now, if they were to actually start up the LHC, run the beams into each other, and find that all the particles were missing each other -- well, that would be really interesting.
In the meantime I'm pretty tired of the fact that every article about the LHC feels the need to throw in the fact that some moron thinks it might destroy the world.
Doesn't make sense, to reach back in time to prevent itself from happening, it'd have to happen.
//actually that's total bullshit, the higgs boson likes it's privacy that's all.
Prior to the test run the LHC has been continuously delayed to problems and component failures.