And if you don't know who the disembodied head is singing later on in this song, shame on you, shame!!!
Through him, and the spectrum, I feel I had a distinct advantage entering university and becoming an astrophysicist. Thank you, Clive.
"This could potentially be the most important scientific book with implications for supernaturalism since Darwin."and
“Even the last remaining trump card of the theologian, ‘Why is there something rather than nothing?,’ shrivels up before your eyes as you read these pages. If ‘On the Origin of Species’ was biology’s deadliest blow to supernaturalism, we may come to see ‘A Universe From Nothing’ as the equivalent from cosmology. The title means exactly what it says. And what it says is devastating.”I haven't read the book (but will once I have gotten Violent London and Dr Euler out of the way), but, sorry, this madness has to stop. We need to draw a firm line in the sand on what is science, and what is not (and as I hope to show, a distinct line isn't even possible!).
"First of all, you approach the speed of light as you fall into the black hole. So the faster you
move through space, the slower you move through time," he said. "Furthermore, as you fall, there are things that have been falling in front of you that have experienced an even greater 'time dilation' than you have. So if you're able to look forward toward the black hole, you see every object that has fallen into it in the past. And then if you look backwards, you'll be able to see everything that will ever fall into the black hole behind you.
"So the upshot is, you'll get to see the entire history of that spot in the universe simultaneously," he said, "from the Big Bang all the way into the distant future."
It has long been known that once you cross the event horizon of a black hole, your destiny lies at the central singularity, irrespective of what you do. Furthermore, your demise will occur in a finite amount of proper time. In this paper, the use of rockets in extending the amount of time before the collision with the central singularity is examined. In general, the use of such rockets can increase your remaining time, but only up to a maximum value; this is at odds with the ``more you struggle, the less time you have'' statement that is sometimes discussed in relation to black holes. The derived equations are simple to solve numerically and the framework can be employed as a teaching tool for general relativity.