Philosophy: What exactly is a black hole?

Quoted in the linked article:

I think you replace could ‘black hole’ in this quote by any of the following oft-discussed phrases at PS: ‘fitness’, ‘random mutation’, ‘Darwinism’, and of course ‘information’.

There are different but valid definitions used depending on the context – science, ideology, philosophy, populatizations, lexicography – and it is important to first understand the context to avoid talking at cross-purposes. Once the context is set, then one can engage with existing expertise in that field.

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