The dreaming up and realization of the LIG Observatory is a fantastic achievement, worthy of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017.
However, questions/problems such as the one about the true nature of gravity, the LIGO “strange noise” observation problem, the NASA observation of a burst of gamma rays at almost the exact same time as the first LIGO observation on September 14, 2015, the astrophysical nature of the signals and questions about ripples in a non-existing fabric of space-time , space being as good as empty and time being an illusion, have not as yet been answered/explained satisfactorily. Not to forget the aspects of the speed of propagation of the waves in question.
The claim that gravitational waves have been detected by LIGO seems rather premature. Are there no alternatives to be studied?
An alternative explained.
As suggested in posts 1, 29, 30, 32 and 33, gravity is not the effect of space-time being curved by the division of mass and energy in it, but the combined effects of Time, Space, Mass and Energy as generic, not independent, fully interrelated fundamental variable properties of the world under the constraint of a constant C.
In addition the effects of gravitational interactions are resultants, just like the effects of strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions as they share the same agents Time, Space, Mass and Energy. As such they continuously change each other’s proportions. This means that their effects are subject to varying degrees of randomness.
Consequently gravitational effects can be distinguished as follows: gravitational radiation, observed/detected for the first time by Arno Penzias and Robert Woodrow Wilson, and the effects of Time as explained in post 1.
Nota bene: no Big Bang as a singularity is an impossibility (thermodynamics), variable speed of light (posts 12, 28 and 33), no equivalence principle (incompatibility of endogenous and exogenous processes).
I suggest the possibility that Time effects, given the abovementioned considerations, can be detected if they are short enough and intense enough, for instance as results of a merger of two Black Holes. In this context short enough and intense enough means an enormous change of Time in an extremely short moment. In the process of the merger of two Black Holes (see post 30) Time delays to extremely slow. In the process of explosion that follows, Time accelerates to extremely fast in an extremely short moment. This very extreme change is reflected in coherent processes.