Gravitational waves do not exist
According to the general theory of relativity gravitational waves are emitted by masses losing energy.
However, considering that gravitation is the consequence of a continuous relation between mass and time, the impact of gravitation can be visualized as follows.
Because of the continuous mass decrease of the sun and its therefore decreasing gravitational influence, the earth is covering ever growing distances per unit of time. In this way the distance between the earth and the sun is increasing. In cases of time-delay the opposite happens.
This continuous relation between mass and time raises the question whether or not time-effects are biassing the results of qravity-measurements and the conclusions of the Big Bang theory with regard to the total quantity of matter which is supposed to form part of the universe. Only a very small part of the predicted quantities is actually visible.
In this context the recent (1998) discovery of the accelerated expansion of the universe is very interesting. Although a generally accepted explanation is still missing, the accelerated expansion appears to be the logical consequence of time running faster as space-time expands. This raises the question whether or not calculated distances, f.i. between galaxies, are correct. Do they really represent space-time distances?
The energy released in this process of expansion is a possible explanation for the microwave background radiation.
To be continued.