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Whereas it was previously thought that black-hole pilgrims would turn to spaghetti, Hawking is now rewriting the recipe. During a recent speech at Harvard University, he declared: “If you feel you’re in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out.”
This is not merely meant to be metaphorical. The great physicist truly believes that black holes have a “back door,” and that they “aren’t the eternal prisons they were once thought.”
And where might such back doors lead? Hawking has an answer for that too: They may be portals to other dimensions and universes.
This lends credence to the age-old philosophy that the only way out is through. Exploration has always been rife with danger. Is hurtling through a black hole in the 21st century that much riskier than hurtling through the Grand Canyon in the 19th?
Copyright April 24, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke All Rights Reserved