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B Could spacetime be torn?

  1. Apr 2, 2016 #1
    Would, assuming a quantum theory of gravity, space time be able to be torn. Or is this only possible withe the assumption of string theory? If such a tear were possible what implications would it have on the universe?
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  3. Apr 2, 2016 #2


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    Spacetime isn't something that can be "torn". It doesn't matter which theory you use.
  4. Apr 2, 2016 #3


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    Looks like I recalled correctly. This is the second time in recent days I'm encountering this question and it reminded me of something I heard in a documentary. It seems you can blame Brian Greene for this.
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