Soon after Meyer’s sudden death in 1998, rumours started. Were the Belgian investors he was dining with on that fatal evening actually killers send to poison him to make sure that his invention could not longer threaten the interests of the fossil fuels industry? Now more than twenty years later, one of these investors, Philippe Vandemoortele, tells what actually happened.
The FLOGEN SIPS conferences use a interesting business model. Nobelist keynote speakers are given a nice holiday, and with their status other participants are lured in. And there are plenty of awards to caress everyone’s ego.
Dutch cropcircle enthousiast and ufo believer Janet Ossebaard made a video series on the crisis cause nu the outbreak of coronavirus. It is full of lies and conspiracy theories that are easily debunked.
Professor Klaas van Egmond thinks he has found conclusive evidence that the poem and engraving on the front pages of the Shakespeare First Folio tell us that Shakespeare should be identified as the number π.
Dutch newspaper Trouw set out a poll, in collaboration with Kieskompas, to investigate the belief in several conspiracy theories. One of the results they reported is that ‘almost one per cent of the Dutch, 0.9 per cent to be exact, think that the Earth is not round, but flat.’ This would amount to about 150.000 […]
My attention was drawn to a study via Twitter by a guy named Sam Little who is involved in some dubious test with the well known and dangerous quack product MMS [23/5/2019 see update below]. He recently performed a test in Uganda which is very similar to the test that was performed in Uganda several […]
On places where you can cross the equator, you can find people demonstrating the Coriolis effect for tourists. These performances are actually tricked as the effect is too small to be observed in this way. One guy in Uganda tricks the tourists in another way, but it is unclear whether he realises this himself.
Eltjo Haselhoff proposed a physical hypothesis for the apparent anomalies in the flattened crops in crop circles. His theory was contested by Italian skeptics. Both the Italians and Haselhoff missed a pretty obvious reason to dismiss the BOL theory straight away.
Close to the so called ‘Face on Mars’ there are twelve hills which are likely the remnants of mud volcanoes. These hills are positioned in such a way that you can find all kind of remarkable mathematical relations in the triangles and other figures you can form with those. A hidden message from an alien civilization? Or are these calculations an example of confirmation bias?