## Eddington Scuttles Gravitational Waves Causing the Decay of a Binary Star

In a previous blog, I wasn't sure whether either Einstein's or Eddington's calculation, which differ by a mere factor of $2$, of the energy loss due to the damping of the rotational speed of a dumbbell due to the emission of gravity waves. After a lengthy calculation which avoids the use of the gravitational pseudo-tensor, Eddington in his book *The Mathematical Theory of General Relativity* comes to the conclusion that neither his calculation, nor Einstein's applies to the merger of two black-holes or anything like them.