Skip to comments.Black Holes Renamed 'Super High Gravity Locations' (Political Correctness...in SPACE!)
Posted on 06/26/2007 6:42:04 AM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - The International Space Nomenclature Council today adopted the term 'emplacements de hauts gravité super' - or 'super high gravity locations' - as the official replacement name for black holes. Originally named in reference to the fact that light cannot escape their intense gravity, the term 'black hole' was increasingly criticized as being insensitive to African-Americans and African-Europeans.
"We're glad the council finally took action on this issue." said Isaiah Herman, Chairman of the National African-American Coalition of People. "The unimaginable destructive power of these super high gravity locations was giving the word 'black' a negative connotation throughout the universe."
Super high gravity locations are the remnants of giant stars that collapse into a substance so dense that it has a gravitational pull that consumes all matter that comes near it. "They're the bad boys of the cosmos." says Nokidi Imsure, Professor of Astronomic Anthropology at Howyflyl University. "You would definitely want to cross the street if you saw one coming."
Early after their discovery, there was little controversy over the former name of super high gravity locations. However in recent years, scientists theorized that most galaxies had massive super high gravity locations at their cores, and would eventually be swallowed up by them. A doomsday overtone began to be associated with the former 'black holes' - even a slang term for something unendingly wasteful developed - prompting the insensitivity criticism.
"There was never any intent to be offensive or malicious." says Imsure, commenting on the original naming of super high gravity locations. "It just seemed to fit at the time. But this name fits well too - it's definitely a location of super high gravity."
Je$$e Jack$on and Al $harpton led the way.
Isn’t that what Bill clinton calls his Harlem babes?
I thought they were referring to “hole” as the word leading to the renaming. But, yeah, it’s a joke.
So I now have to refer to them as “Super High Gravity Race Baiters”?
white dwarfs have also been renamed as:
Ya got me! The sad thing is that these headlines, at first reading, are actually plausible.
Now we just need someone to start the NAACH: National Association for the Advancement of Colored Holes.
...man, that sounds weird.
black hole, black hole, black hole, black hole, black hole, black hole, black hole, black hole, black hole, black hole, black hole, black hole....
That problem is easily solved. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_bleaching
went right over my head....
I thought black holes have already been renamed to “Hillary’s Heart” or “Al Gore’s Brain”
I thought that place was in Calcutta?
I don’t get it. How could one confuse a collapsed star with an obnoxius person of color?
Gravity is a function of mass and when Al Sharpton is in the area, a definite gravitational anomaly is detectable.
Hey no “baiting the field” via headline enhancement! :-)
“Oh WOW, Man!! Is that Diana Ross??”....
About time the term was changed; it’s blatantly unfair to my butt.