According to Bertrand Russell the Spanish conquistadors used to baptize infants before killing them in cruel ways as to save at least their souls. But did such things actually happen?
Fringe scientist Ruggero Santilli isn’t pleased at all with a couple of articles I’ve written about his activities. He tried to scare to scare me off with a peculiar letter from his attorney, Joe Parrish from Fortis Law.
Wim Hof is well known for setting some stunning records in the cold, but in the last couple of years changed his focus to selling his method as a tool to get better health. What is plausible of his claims? And what is true about his claims that his method has gained scientific recognition?
In his book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat” (1985) Oliver Sacks describes an intriguing case of savant syndrome. He tells the story about his encounter with the twins John and Michael, who had been in institutions since childhood, variously diagnosed as autistic, psychotic or severely retarded. Others before Sacks had already investigated these boys and […]