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15/06/2009 12:39:31 »
The idea of a cylindrical naked singularity.. is just a blast.
But .. is it a time machine..?
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15/06/2009 12:51:39 »
Well; the type of singularity might be relevant. It might be infinitely small; it might be infinitely dense; it might be infinitely massive; or any number of other infinitely things.
I suspect that singularities only exist in our mathematical treatment of things. They are a hindrance to the maths and usually cause the maths to break down at the singularity. You can't multiply by infinity and you can't divide by zero. Each case represents a singularity.