Ref: http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=51416 I would be very interested to see comments from knowledgeable people about this. My impression is that this is one more example of a need to remain at least somewhat skeptical about theoretical models that have not yet been validated by laboratory or observational data. Regarding the black hole models, apparently laboratory efforts have been in the works for some time. With respect to those theoretical models for which a plausible method has not yet been suggested for how such data might possibly be gathered, perhaps a deeper skepticism might be warranted. I might very well be mistaken about this, but I have come to believe that there are several variations of string theory that are in this category.