In previous posts I have explained why I think that gravitational waves do not exist and cannot come into existence. In short I have a combination of two arguments on which I base my conviction that the signal observed by LIGO is not a gravitational wave:
By introducing gravitation, in his General Theory of Relativity, as the effect of space-time being curved by the division of mass and energy in it, Einstein made it possible for the speed of light to be constant (see post 1 in particular); nevertheless the speed of light is not constant (see post 12 in particular);
Einstein’s equivalence principle is not valid, because Einstein did not take account of the difference between endogenous and exogenous processes (see post 15 in particular).
In space-time continuously a process is going on, everywhere and in each direction, of changes of mass, energy, space and time and the ratios between them, causing them to change again etc. Any event, originating at a particular point at a particular moment, will unfold histories from that point and that moment on into each and every direction. Moreover events will develop faster into directions where the course of time is relatively fast and slower into directions where the course of time is relatively slow. Mass, energy, space and time are fundamental properties of the world which shape the world endogenously, being generic and not independent, their proportions being fully interrelated, continuously changing each other’s proportions . They are endogenously bound by C = T/M x E/S (see also posts 6, 13 and 14).
As suggested in post 29 all four fundamental forces are bound by C = T/M x E/S.
What are the effects of the process of the merger of two Black Holes as reported by LIGO?
– a decrease of the system’s mass (a loss of 3 solar masses);
– a decrease of the system’s space (the merger);
– a decrease of the system’s energy (energy release);
– very long wavelengths.
How can these effects be understood as variable factors within the concept of C = T/M x E/S? A decrease of mass, a decrease of energy , a decrease of space and time-acceleration (responsible for increasing wavelengths) are compatible with one of the four equations suggested in post 29, C = T-/M- x E-/S-, which describes effects of electromagnetic and weak interactions.
I suggest the possibility that the signal observed by LIGO as result of the merger of two Black Holes is a footprint from an electromagnetic interaction process and/or a weak interaction process.
Update ((March 2, 2016):
On September 14, 2015, at almost the exact same time as LIGO’s sinal was observed, the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope observed a passing burst of gamma rays (source: QUANTAmagazine, March 2, 2016).
Update (June 15, 2016):
Two facts: the LIGO team cannot determine as yet the astrophyscal nature of the signal nor assess that it was produced by a binary Black-Hole merger leading to a newly formed Black Hole; also the LIGO team cannot determine as yet the true source of gravitation.