Relativity and Cosmology


Proof that the Black Hole is Fallacious (Without Mathematics)

Authors: Stephen J. Crothers

The proponents of the black hole make much fanfare of the quantity r that appears in the so-called “Schwarzschild solution”. They treat this issue with complicated mathematics and thereby confuse those not versed in the relevant mathematics. They routinely claim that this r is the radius, one way or another. However, this is false because it is not even a distance in “Schwarzschild” spacetime since it is easily proven that it strictly plays the role of the inverse square root of the Gaussian curvature of the spherically symmetric geodesic surface in the spatial section of “Schwarzschild” spacetime and so does not itself denote any distance whatsoever in “Schwarzschild” spacetime. Now one does not even need to understand the abstruse mathematics surrounding this issue to see that the black hole is invalid, making this complicated mathematical matter irrelevant, as I now show.

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[v1] 14 Mar 2011

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