Why do they refer to black holes as if they are conscious beings?
Here are two examples :
I've never heard of the earth feeding on asteroids... Or the sun feeding on matter. Does a black hole really go dormant and ignore matter around it? Or does it mean that there isn't any matter close enough to pull in so it just sits there... Until something does get too close. Then gravity pulls it in just like any other object would...just like the earth would.
It makes it seem like an object orbits a black hole for eons and then some day the black hole decides to wake up and eat it. I find the constant personification of black holes to be confusing. Making an already tricky subject more confusing. Am I missing something here?