## The Black Hole Catastrophe: A Short Reply to J. J. Sharples

**Authors:** Stephen J. Crothers

A recent Letter to the Editor (Sharples J. J., Coordinate transformations and metric extension:
a rebuttal to the relativistic claims of Stephen J. Crothers, Progress in Physics,
v.1, 2010) has analysed a number of my papers. Dr. Sharples has committed errors in
both mathematics and physics. His notion that r = 0 in the so-called "Schwarzschild
solution" marks the point at the centre of the related manifold is false, as is his related
claim that Schwarzschild's actual solution describes a manifold that is extendible. His
post hoc introduction of Newtonian concepts and related mathematical expressions into
the "Schwarzschild solution" is invalid; for instance, Newtonian two-body relations
into what is alleged to be a one-body problem. Each of the objections are treated
in turn and their invalidity fully demonstrated. Black hole theory is riddled with
contradictions. This article provides definitive proof that black holes do not exist.

**Comments:** This paper was published in The Hadronic Journal, 34, 197-224 (2011) and is an abridged version of the paper, ‘The Black Hole Catastrophe:
A Reply to J. J. Sharples',
http://vixra.org/abs/1011.0062

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