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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) Black Hole Sun
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 08:30:24 

On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, Greene, Carlton wrote:

> One last thought: Has anybody questioned why a White Fountain would stop a
> black hole?  One cannot (at least as we understand it now) "fill up" a black
> hole by bringing another star (or quasar) into the picture.  So does this
> mean that the White Fountain is merely outshining the black hole while the
> hole slowly feeds off it?  Is the Messiah's salvation merely a temporary fix
> (albeit a long one)?  That seems very unsatisfying from an allegorical
> standpoint.  Perhaps the lesson is that Man is not truly redeemed, merely on
> probation.

On the other hand, it doesn't make much sense to assume the white hole is
an eternal solution to entropy.  All the stars are gonna die eventually
(unless this is a gnab gib universe).  The white hole prevents the
premature end of the sun.


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