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Aerden [userpic]
TV Tonight

TV: "It was the lard that did it." --Jamie Heinemann of Mythbusters

Tonight's TV watching will consist of Mythbusters, the documentary of the Hawking Paradox on The Science Channel, and Dexter, with maybe some more Science Channel.

Somewhere in between all of this, I'll be cleaning out the refrigerator. I must be insane.

Current Mood: awakeawake
I Had To Shake My Head

I watched The Information Paradox last night before I went to bed, and thoroughly enjoyed it, right up until the last ten minutes. Then, when they showed what that great man had become, I thought it was simply sad. I hope he can come up with the maths to support his theories, but to me, it reads like the last gasps of someone who knows he's on the edge.

We touched briefly on his work way back when in college physics. I was always of the opinion that, in accordance with the First Law of Thermodynamics, matter sucked into a black hole merely went through a state change; it was we who didn't have the tools to properly detect and describe it.

Re: I Had To Shake My Head

I was never aware until last night that there was any issue of information being lost. I always just figured that anything going through a black hole would still exist; it would simply go into the black hole instead of existing in our universe. Just because we can no longer detect it doesn't mean it's not there.

What I want to know is--if light cannot escape a black hole, why are x-rays able to? They don't travel any faster than light.

I also think that Susskind's notion that, if you fall into a black hole, you'll still perceive your body as being whole is bizarre and very hard for me to swallow.