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This "black hole" photo is almost certainly fake. I'm not good at photoshop but can create a more believable black hole photo. It only went viral because the news is desperate to pat a woman on the head for doing anything but make a baby.

Roosh Valizadeh, Twitter 13 Comments [4/16/2019 1:21:01 AM]
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Pharaoh Bastethotep

This "black hole" photo is almost certainly fake. I'm not good at photoshop but can create a more believable black hole photo.

Andrew Schlafly called. He wants to have his crackpottery back,

4/16/2019 1:39:50 AM


"I'm not good at photoshop..." - Photoshop is not the only thing you're not good at.

Which leads us, Roosh, to the major problem with your argument (apart from the fact that you fail to explain why the black hole photo is "almost certainly fake"): If indeed someone of your limited/non-existing skill could create a "more believable" photo, why didn't they?

Regards & all,

Thomas L. Nielsen

4/16/2019 2:21:06 AM


If even light cannot escape a black hole, how would you take a better picture of it?

4/16/2019 2:44:53 AM

Happy Atheist

This is the first picture of a black hole, or rather its event horizon. Of course it's not in super high definition 4k. And it's not just a photo, it's reams of data and the work of so many people in so many different places around the world. What reasoning do you have to believe it's fake? The only 'evidence' you seem to put forward is that a woman was involved. You genuinely think that some 200 people across thirteen different organisations would put so much time, effort, and money into creating hoax so that...what? The first black hole picture involved women?

Having an image of black hole is cool and all, and another step towards a better understanding of our universe, but that's all. Just a step. There is no benefit to such a conspiracy, certainly not one worth all that was put into this project.

4/16/2019 4:14:42 AM


Still trying to be relevant, Crushed Invalidated?

Still, when one's credibility has been crushed into a singularity you can't escape the Black Hole of being proven inferior by a woman.

4/16/2019 6:57:48 AM

@Happy Atheist

It wasn’t a photo of the event horizon, it was a photo of the accretion disk. But regardless of the details it’s still a remarkable feat.

4/16/2019 10:21:50 AM


Well, I was going to answer, but considering the source, I'll just write this one off as a lost cause.

4/16/2019 10:44:09 AM


I read on the news. YouTube is sexist, because they pushed conspiracy theories about this to make a woman look stupid.

4/16/2019 2:28:08 PM


"Pictures aren't real unless there's a penis behind the camera!"

4/17/2019 7:39:09 AM


"This "black hole" photo is almost certainly fake."


"I'm not good at photoshop but can create a more believable black hole photo."

Um, we judge photos by whether you find them convincing because you're ______?____.
(such as 'an expert in' or 'accomplished at' 'a known xpert for')

4/17/2019 10:24:39 AM

Citizen Justin

And this picture is almost certainly real.


(Warning: Don't click on the above link!)

4/17/2019 4:57:56 PM


As soon as I saw that announcement I just knew some cranks were gonna use it as a launchpad for their ideas.

Don't look now, but IT HAPPENED.

4/18/2019 12:12:25 PM


I had the same thought, science denial is a cornerstone for any crank. It was a certainty that they'd jump on it.

4/23/2019 7:24:18 PM

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