“It is better to think of Hanlon’s razor as a disposable one. If you think you can to use it very often on the same person, you are being naive.”
Two years ago Ruggero Santilli sued me for defamation. He was not pleased by some sentences in a post I wrote about one of his inventions, the Santilli Telescope. This telescope with concave lenses can detect ‘anti-matter light’, which is something completely different from ordinary light according to the genius from Florida. He also sued professor Frank Israel, chairman of the board of Stichting Skepsis, and my web host, Hosting2Go. The lawsuit has now been settled. I’ll give you an update on what happened in those two years.
From 1985 until 1993 two chess grandmasters, Viktor Korchnoi and Géza Maróczy, played a correspondence game. Quite remarkable because Maróczy had already been dead for more than thirty years when the game began.
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?
Just filmed through a window on which I stuck a small black sticker. Made as an example to show how easily you can make a video like the one of Robbert van den Broeken without having to use more advanced video editing techniques.
15 year old William Gadoury has discovered the ruins of a Mayan city in the jungle of Yucatan following his theory that the Mayans picked the locations of their cities according to star constellations. I have some doubts about this.
A local broadcaster reports that Dutch medium Robbert van den Broeke was arrested on January 6th and was held for three days. Five people have made statements against him for making threats, including at least one death threat. Van den Broeke has quite a history in harassing people, but has always claimed that he is the victim of a hacker.
Recently Michael Shermer did a book tour in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. I had the opportunity to interview him about his book for Skepter, the magazine of the Dutch skeptics foundation Skepsis.