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See linked img: http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag380/rjbeery/golfball_black_holes_zps339d1899.png

Now, starting at time T, run the clock

*backwards*to T_past until R_past = R/2. What does the scene look like? Do golf balls with numbers less than 1.0 * 10^32 appear? If they do then there is a time T_crossover such that T_past < T_crossover < T where we

*could have*witnessed the event horizon expand due to matter crossing it. In my understanding of GR, this cannot happen because golf balls external to the event horizon remain theoretically observable (with perfect instrumentation) forever. But in this thought experiment the black hole at time T is made of

*nothing*but golf balls numbered 1 through (1.0*10^32)-1. I find it difficult not to view this as a contradiction, so what is the resolution?