Scientist confused by Hollywood; confuses fiction for reality
No wonder the general public is confused about science; it appears that some scientists don’t get it very well either:
Thorne quickly realised that the model generated by Nolan’s team is as scientifically accurate as it gets. Forget artistic licence; this is what black holes actually look like. “This is our observational data,” Thorne explained. “That’s the way nature behaves. Period.”
No, you credentialed fool. You don’t get “observational data” from meditating on renderings of your mathematical model; you get observational data from observing the natural phenomenon under study.
As Professor Kirke once said, “‘I wonder what they do teach them at these schools…”