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9/27/2014 10:06:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
What are the problems with singularities, apart from the fact we can't understand then with 'classical physics'?

There are a few points that did make sense, such as temperature:

P1. If a classical singularity exists, then the temperature is infinite
P2. If a classical singularity exists, then temperature cannot exist
C. A contradiction entails, a classical singularity doesn't exist

P1 is just boyle's law, as you compress the same amount of energy in a smaller and smaller space the temperature increases (which is why your bicycle pump gets hot)

P2 is a result of a singularity being a point, and temperature being vibrations within space (it's the jiggling that makes something hot), you can't have temperature if something cannot 'jiggle' (such as when there is no space).

I suspect P2 is problematic somehow

A similar argument can be made against density.

P1. If a classical singularity exists, then the density is infinite
P2. If a classical singularity exists, then density cannot exist
C. A contradiction entails, a classical singularity doesn't exist

The premises are pretty much the same in terms of defence. What gives?