Hawking to SF Fans: Just Kidding About That Whole Parallel Universe Thing

Sixty two year old MC…er, I mean Stephen…Hawking has a new theory on what happens to matter consumed by black holes. His longstanding hypothesis – that the matter was transported to a parallel universe – has been revised. He recently stated:

“I’m sorry to disappoint science fiction fans, but if information is preserved, there is no possibility of using black holes to travel to other universes. If you jump into a black hole, your mass energy will be returned to our universe, but in a mangled form, which contains the information about what you were like, but in an unrecognizable state.”

Oh great. Like it’s not bad enough learning that there is no Evil Spock, at the same time we are told that black holes cannot be used as a safe method of transport. I can’t catch a break today.

[Eight wonderfully wet thank-yous to Magnificent Octopus for the link]