Relativity and Cosmology


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',

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[v1] 6 Nov 2011

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