By now you know all about the cosmological debate underway at the County Commissioners Court. To sum up: John Wiley Price thinks Ken Mayfield is a racist — who doesn’t know he’s a racist — because Mayfield said the central collections office is a “black hole.” Price posited the existence of a “white hole.” Mayfield countered with a “pink hole.” Following? Well, the WSJ has taken note (scroll down). And, as it turns out, there actually is something called a white hole — kinda. Says the Journal:
[B]lack holes suck. This of course was Mayfield’s point: The central collections office is a “black hole” because paperwork goes in and disappears. It would be a “white hole” if instead it spewed papers out.
So how could Price have gotten this so wrong? Maybe it’s not his fault. Maybe the Texas Legislature is just niggardly when it comes to funding science education.