Ethan, you mention that spacetime curvature alters the vacuum energy function and you briefly mention that the common image of virtual particles popping into existence and then one of the pair falling past the event horizon is too simplistic, but then... you don't give any alternative account. It would have been nice for you to have expanded on your theme, rather than skipping to the next point instead.

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