Was the Universe Born in a Black Hole?

Do physicists get paid to screw with our minds? From MIT's Technology Review:

The idea that new universes can be created inside black holes and that our own may have originated in this way has been the raw fodder of science fiction for many years. But a proper scientific derivation of the notion has never emerged.

Today [Indiana University's Nikodem] Poplawski provides such a derivation. He says the idea that black holes are the cosmic mothers of new universes is a natural consequence of a simple new assumption about the nature of spacetime.

Read the full story at MIT's Technology Review.

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