Re: laboratory "black holes"

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 20:18:43 MST

>> >But now physicists believe they may be able to bridge
>> >the gap by studying tiny 'black holes' created in the laboratory.
>> Given the enormous probability of other life in the universe, I've
>> often wondered if the reason that we've never encountered them is
>> because there are certain technologies and experiments along the path
>> to knowledge that inevitably end up destroying your planet.


It might help for people to *read* the original brief news report

(which discusses an idea raised quite some months ago) before running off
at the keyboard in an excited fashion. The lab pseudo-singularities
proposed are *not* repeat NOT gravitational singularities. They are
possibly heuristically useful toys using acoustics and optics. No planets
will be destroyed in the making of these experiments.

Damien Broderick

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