In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth

the humble reasoning of a single individual - Galileo Galilei

There are many researchers who will assert that the arguments put forward on this website go against many long-established assertions. Assertions that have withstood the test of time. That the 'singularity' that exists in Schwarzschild coordinates is somehow fictitious. That its effects are just an optical illusion[4]  and should be ignored. But these arguments sidestep Einstein's strong equivalence principle which demands that the laws of physics are true in any coordinate system, and that has to include Schwarzschild coordinates just as much as any alternative infalling coordinates. You can pick and choose your coordinates to simplify your analysis, but you cannot discount any other coordinate systems when the results are unpalatable. I hope you can judge for yourselves and hopefully build on the results presented here, entirely on their own merits.

Who am I? Dave Proffitt. A published researcher in science but from a very different field (image analysis) who turned to looking into general relativity after retirement. Others might turn to gardening, golf or genealogy with equal dedication on retirement and so I do not see this as particularly exceptional. I am still surprised that new and significant results can be found with such relative ease. If anyone else has ambitions in this direction, I can only offer encouragement but if there is any way you think I can help, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I have also developed and support a well-loved EPOS system for the smaller retailers, available for free at proffittcenter.org. The work here relating to black holes has also been published in a scientific journal - at ptep-online.com/index_files/issues.html or view the paper directly. Dave Proffitt can be contacted at this This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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