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Sunday, January 26, 2014
"There are no Black Holes" - Stephen Hawking
Editors, Wisdom Quarterly; Heather Saul, Independent.co.uk; Krista Tippett (Teilhard de Chardin on The "Planetary Mind" and Our Spiritual Evolution, Jan. 23, 2014)
Stephen Hawking has produced a “mind-bending” new theory that argues black holes do not actually exist -- at least not in the way we currently perceive them.
Instead, in his paper, Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting for Black Holes, Hawking proposes that black holes can exist without “event horizons,” the invisible cover believed to surround every black hole.
Rude Prof. Hawking gets proof of black holes - Trisha Takanawa, Quahog News ("Family Guy")
During a previous lecture, “Into the Black Hole,” Hawkins described an event horizon as the boundary of a black hole, “where gravity is just strong enough to drag light back, and prevent it escaping.”
“Falling through the event horizon, is a bit like going over Niagara Falls in a canoe,” he said. “If you are above the falls, you can get away if you paddle fast enough, but once you are over the edge, you are lost. There's no way back.