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Delusions in Science and Spirituality

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Charles Richet: “The improbabilities of today are the elementary truths of tomorrow.”

Myth has its charms, but the truth is far more beautiful. – J. Robert Oppenheimer

It is said that the first casualty of war is the truth.* There is a quiet intellectual war going on; the naked truth is a fatality in the battle for scientific and philosophical supremacy. Since this book is about the “ongoing search for fundamental farces” let me open with this. Around the time I began writing Delusions in Science and Spirituality, a congressman from my own state (Georgia), Paul Broun, who is also a medical doctor, publicly announced, “All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and big bang theory—all that is lies straight from the pit of hell,” adding, “Global warming is a trick.” Broun, as it happens, sits on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

*Winston Churchill’s famous words reflected his belief that in time of war the truth is so precious that it must be guarded by a posse of lies.… Read the rest

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Every Black Hole Contains Another Universe?

Ker Than writes on National Geographic News:
Black Holes Hold Universes

Like part of a cosmic Russian doll, our universe may be nested inside a black hole that is itself part of a larger universe. In turn, all the black holes found so far in our universe — from the microscopic to the supermassive — may be doorways into alternate realities.

According to a mind-bending new theory, a black hole is actually a tunnel between universes — a type of wormhole. The matter the black hole attracts doesn’t collapse into a single point, as has been predicted, but rather gushes out a “white hole” at the other end of the black one, the theory goes.

In a recent paper published in the journal Physics Letters B, Indiana University physicist Nikodem Poplawski presents new mathematical models of the spiraling motion of matter falling into a black hole. His equations suggest such wormholes are viable alternatives to the “space-time singularities” that Albert Einstein predicted to be at the centers of black holes.

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