Black holes certainly do take an infinite amount of 'external time' to form. This isn't controversial. And an object falling into a black hole-like area would evaporate before ever reaching the event horizon...if such an evaporative process existed. Anyway, Seattle, I guess I'm going to bounce the question back to you. I just gave you a resource that contained something you disagree with. You're an objective person; are you simply more informed than author of the link I provided? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!