Marshall Barnes, R&D Eng Exposes Hawking's Phony Black Hole Information Paradox Solution

Large portions of what the media calls Stephen Hawking's "new solution" for the black hole information paradox are not only not new, but already included in Marshall Barnes' book on Stephen Hawking, Space Warps and Time Tunnels, published last June.
Space Warps and Time Tunnels cover (Copyright 2014)
Space Warps and Time Tunnels cover (Copyright 2014)
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio - Sept. 1, 2015 - PRLog -- Stephen Hawking has been caught passing off not only old information as part of his allegedly "new" solution for the black hole information paradox, but some of it is not even his.

"I'm flabbergasted," Marshall Barnes states, "this theory's not only not new, but comes from Leonard Susskind in part, from a time when Hawking thought it was wrong. Now, he claims it's his. It's the most assinine thing I've seen from Hawking yet."

Marshall Barnes is the internationally noted R&D engineer in advanced concept science and technology. His work has drawn the attention of Chinese interested to interplanetary travel, over 180 scientists, engineers, researchers and others from over 19 countries around the world follow him on and he's won awards and recognitions, in part, for catching Stephen Hawking errors and proving school students can too when given the opportunity.

Marshall's book, Space Warps and Time Tunnels is subtitled, The Infamous Legacy of One Stephen W. Hawking, and is the first book taking a critical look at Hawking's body of work and image as the "greatest mind on the planet" as he was dubbed by the Discovery Channel when they aired his Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking TV special in 2011.

Many reporters have been duped by Hawking's announcement, including Rachel Feltman at the Washington Post, Andrew Tarantola at, Michael Rundle at Wired, Kathy Fey at Space Reporter, keeping up a trend Marshall cited in his book where the media supports whatever claim Hawking makes, whether it's valid or not. They routinely fail to check and state he's too "brainy" to understand. But the reality is different. As Michael D. Lemonick of Time said in his January 2014 article, Is Hawking All He's Cracked Up To Be?, Lemonick's conclusion was no. Marshall's book spends an explosive 386 pages documenting why Lemonick is right.

"He is, as most of us know, the greatest physicist since Einstein.
Except that he isn’t", Lemonick writes. Marshall says this latest incident proves that sentiment, and his own book, are correct.

Marshall points to the documentary, The Hawking Paradox, where he gathered the information for The Ireland Gambit chapter of his book, one dealing with the information paradox and his own entre into the physics world. Example, in The Hawking Paradox, a film released September 15th, 2005 - nearly 10 years ago exactly, starting at 25:29 on the counter of the film, Leonard Susskind comes up with the holographic model of black hole information paradox solution.

Meanwhile, Michael Rundle quotes, in his Wired piece titled,Stephen Hawking Has Found A Way To Escape Black Holes, "'I propose that the information is stored not in the interior of the black hole as one might expect, but on its boundary, the event horizon,' Hawking told the Hawking Radiation Conference ( audience in Stockholm, Sweden."

Compare with this statement about Susskind - "What Susskind said is that as the person went into the black hole, the information contained in their body was smeared on the event horizon...He said it was like the black hole was acting like a giant, cosmic projector, taking a 3 dimensional person and turning them into a 2 dimensional surface on its edge...  The information paradox, according to Susskind, was solved".

"I recognized all this info immediately from the news reports coming in about Hawking's so-called, 'new solution' and could barely keep from crying out, FRAUD!", Marshall claims. Again, the Wired article by Rundle, holds direct evidence -

"His new idea, which he worked on with Malcolm Perry and Andrew Strominger, is one method by which that process could occur. Hawking proposes that as information about particles moves through the event horizon it is translated into a 2D hologram, and remains on the edge of the event horizon."

"'The message of this lecture is that black holes ain't as black as they were painted,' Hawking said".  "'They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought. Things can get out of a black hole. So if you feel you are in a black hole, don't give up. There's a way out!"

Marshall says the idea is really from an entire chapter in Hawking's book, A Brief History of Time named 'Black Holes Ain't So Black' from the 80s!

"Absolutely nothing in that statement is new and some of it doesn't originate with Hawking. In fact, in Ireland, in 2004, Hawking was stating you couldn't get out of a black hole. It's right in my book in the Ireland Gambit chapter".

In fact, on page 177, Marshall quotes Peter Richards, editor of Physics World as saying, "Hawking also dismisses his previous suggestion that the information might have leaked into a different 'Baby' universe. 'The information remains firmly in our universe,' he told the conference. 'I am sorry to disappoint science fiction fans, but if information is preserved, there is no possibility of using black holes to travel to other universes."

"The idea that you can escape from a black hole is not only not new, it's not even his," Marshall says. "

Indeed, in Rundle's piece, Hawking is quoted as saying, "The existence of alternative histories with black holes suggests this might be possible," Hawking said. "The hole would need to be large and if it was rotating it might have a passage to another universe." This completely contradicts his statements from the Ireland conference in 2004.

Marshall's book, Space Warps and Time Tunnels is available now at

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