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?
The archive of Dutch clairvoyant and healer Gerard Croiset, who became famous internationally as psychic detective, has been indexed and will be made publicly available. Could there be anything of interest in the annotations he wrote about his cases?
Ruggero Santilli has sued me over an article I’ve written on his pseudoscience. He has a long history of suing his critics or just threatening to take them to court. Another very dark side of Santilli has not been given much attention by me – until now.