July 22, 2004

Black Hole Redux

It turns out that Stephen Hawking was wrong about black holes eating matter and making it disapear.  Now, he believes, that once the black hole disengtegrates, the matter it was holding reappears but in a mangled form.

He could tell me that black holes are where leprachauns store their pots of gold after sliding down the rainbow or that the tooth fairy returns to her black hole every night after collecting children's teeth all I know about physics.

It's a good thing he's been working on the black hole problem too, with all the problems going on in the world, it's truly important that one of our greatest minds be working on solving problems that don't really exist but in theory somewhere, far, far away in the cosmos.

He's creating his own black hole right here on earth. 

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