Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

They are the least interesting objects outside. It is quite possible that inside they are much more complex than a hypothetical singularity.



It's possible, but as long as that stuff stays inside, we have no reason to care (or even tell) whether "inside they are much more complex than a hypothetical singularity".

The central theoretical problem is that taking Hawking seriously, the stuff inside stays inside, but inside goes away. What happens to the stuff? There are more theoretical answers to that written down than there are actual theorists, and presently no astronomical or laboratory observations which let us throw practically any of them away.

(Also of course, inside might not go away after all -- not at all or not completely -- with large numbers of explanations of how that might work, and nothing concretely observed that lets us discount such possibilities in favour of total evaporation.)




Guidelines | FAQ | Lists | API | Security | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: