'The black hole is fictitious' - Stephen J. Crothers

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<blockquote>"Despite claims for discovery of black holes, nobody has ever found a black hole; no infinitely dense point-mass singularity and no event horizon have ever been found. There is no physical evidence for the existence of infinitely dense point-masses. It takes an infinite amount of observer time to verify the presence of an event horizon, but nobody has been and nobody will be around for an infinite amount of time. No observer, no observing instruments, no photons, no matter can be present in a spacetime that by construction contains no matter. The black hole is fictitious and so there are no black hole generated gravitational waves. The international search for black holes and their gravitational waves is ill-fated.

The Michell-Laplace dark body is not a black hole. Newton’s theory of gravitation does not predict black holes. General Relativity does not predict black holes. Black holes were spawned by (incorrect) theory, not by observation [2, 3, 4, 7, 28]. The search for black holes is destined to find none."

<font 'size= -1">[2] Abrams, L. S. Black holes: the legacy of Hilbert’s error. Can. J. Phys., v. 67, 919, 1989,
[3] Antoci, S. David Hilbert and the origin of the “Schwarzschild” solution. 2001,
[4] Loinger, A. On black holes and gravitational waves. La Goliardica Paves, Pavia, 2002.
[7] O’Neill, B. www.math.ucla.edu/~bon/kerrhistory.html
[28] Hughes, S. A. Trust but verify: The case for astrophysical black holes, Department of Physics and MIT Kavli Institute,
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, SLAC Summer Institute 2005,</font>

- Stephen J. Crothers, The Schwarzschild solution and its implications for gravitational waves, page 24</blockquote>