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NewScientist.com: Hawking concedes black hole bet<br /><br /><ul type="square">Black holes do not obliterate information about things which fall into them, but mangle information instead. So says Stephen Hawking, backtracking on his own theory about black holes after 30 years.<br /><br />The physicist was forced to concede a bet he made with American theoretical physicist John Preskill in 1997 as he unveiled his new theory on Wednesday. Preskill had doubted Hawking's theory that black holes destroy everything that falls into them. Hawking now says information can escape from within them.<br /><br />...<br /><br />Hawking also failed to completely convince Kip Thorne, a physicist from the California Institute of Technology, and his betting partner, that he had resolved the paradox.<br /><br />But Hawking was ready to concede the bet that he and Thorne had made with Preskill. "John is all American, so naturally he wants an encyclopaedia of baseball," said Hawking. "I had great difficulty in finding one over here, so I offered him an encyclopaedia of cricket, as an alternative, but John wouldn't be persuaded of the superiority of cricket."</ul> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p>***</p> </div>
 
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God one .Singularity is naked without fear of getting arrested by police,who cant enter a black hole.
 
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