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Hawking Radiation

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Posted by Josh Vizanko on March 6, 2004 03:37:11 UTC

Yes, if we could ever produce these miniature black holes, Hawking radiation would keep them from doing any real damage. However, isn't it worthwhile to see how and if Hawking radiation is actually a sound model before we just go whipping up black holes in labs? We are being a little too cocky about what we supposedly "know" what will happen with artificial black holes. I love the pursuit of scientific discovery, I'm a huge science nut myself, but is it really worth betting the fate of the entire earth on the knowledge that we are not 100% certain that Hawking radiation is a physical certainty that will keep our hides from being pulverized into a tiny little singularity at the center of the earth?

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