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But isn't this simply the kernel of a "just so" story? Haven't we simply postulated the existence of the phenomenon we wish in the context of a small amount of scientific verbiage? Is this really any better than simply saying that elves can walk up walls? My answer to these questions is that any attempt at scientific explanation of the anomalous is better than nothing. Furthermore, the more detail we can provide, the more convincing is the scientific explanation. At the same time an element of humility is important.
Actually, proton sized black holes may still be evaporating today. However, experimental observations indicate a constraint on the frequency of such "evaporations" of about one per year in a volume of space equal to 3 × 106 cubic light years. 1 In effect, information concerning the interior of any black holes extant today is effectively denied us. Now this is a particularly attractive situation for the science fiction author. Since we can know nothing of the interior, we cannot even assume that the ordinary physical laws of our universe apply there.
Lewis suffered from the opposite problem: a vision too thoroughly worked out, so that his fantastic world always threatens to become a mere vehicle for allegorical meaningsand often succumbs. It was J. R. R. Tolkien who put it all together, who produced adult fantasy that has invention and vision, that is more memorable as itself than as the vehicle for any system of beliefs. He began with The Hobbit in 1937, of which he wrote to W. H. Auden, "It was unhappily really meant, as far as I was conscious, as a 'children's story,' and as I had not learned sense, then .