On 6 December 2013 08:08, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > The hypothesis is that BHs have entropy the same way as everything else, > except that the microscopic degrees of freedom are in spacetime - which > isn't understood. >

So are you saying that black holes have emergent entropy, and that it wouldn't be "visible" if you could zoom in on their microscopic processes (whatever they are), in much the same way that you can't see the entropy of a collection of molecules by looking at the molecules themselves, but only by looking at statistical properties of relatively large numbers of them? If so, that implies some sort of complicated large-scale organisation on the event horizon, as I believe some string theorists have suggested. (I imagine it also has implications for the Beckenstein bound and the holographic principle.) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.