Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Why Black Holes are Good For You

While I wouldn't want to eat one, they clearly make you think about many issues -- some scientific, and these days even moral. But some think more clearly and explain things more generously than others.

The only involvement I can claim with this excellent post by Sabine on Backreaction is finally pushing her over the edge (with this) to blog in public about her take on the non-dangers of black holes, micro or not. It's a great read -- with something to say to many people, including the folks in the media who have really been milking the doomsday story dry.

But who the heck made this crazy video of the earth being swallowed by a fictional black hole Beyond a certain point this goes beyond speculation, and becomes manipulative demagoguery.

2 comments:

Bee said...

Thanks for the link :-) I guess it was the mentioning of the antichrist, Putin and the world population reaching 6.66 billion in relation to CERN that finally was too much.

Best,

B.

Anonymous said...

Please allow that the big gov science buildings with something held as a specimen have a 14 foot pole ½ foot wide on the roof pointed up and that is for to show each building in the galaxies with it has shown that it has chosen the blessed saint path to allow with captured liform a chance to reincarnate with no pain . Those directed to the God of the Universe should get a helium globe around them protection.. The super physics below that pole each one should get a true science wonder of goodness so to help them feel better!