Doomsday predictions

“Then, in the year 2000, all hell broke loose,” Kaku says. “At that point, we had conclusive evidence that there are wandering black holes — nomads, renegades — right next to us in our own backyard of a galaxy.”

When he says “right next to us” he is not being literal. The nearest known black hole is 1600 light years away, or about a quadrillion miles.

Fortunately, scientists say the probability of a black hole heading straight toward Earth and swallowing us whole is highly unlikely.

No kidding. That would have been a nice thing to say up front… along with numbers to back it up.”

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