An in-depth review of Mattias Desmet’s The Psychology of Totalitarianism which shows a huge amount of sloppy argumentation, outright mistakes and deceptions by the author.
The return of a myth: Ritual abuse and the sacred status of Argos
Broadcasts by a serious journalistic investigative programme have led to the Dutch government setting up a commission to investigate satanic ritual abuse. But why? Are their clues really more serious than conspiracy theories like QAnon?
Debunking Fall Cabal by Janet Ossebaard – Part 2
In the second part of her video series Ossebaard talks about QAnon and rehashes long debunked conspiracy myths about the Rotschilds and the Rockefellers.
Victory in court – Willem Middelkoop loses lawsuit over book review
I was sued by one of the authors of a book I had reviewed. He felt that my review had caused him unquantified damages and that publishing it had been an ‘unlawful act’. On 18 November the court has dismissed all his demands. My freedom of speech prevails over his hurt feelings!
Conspiracy Playlist on Spotify
A playlist on Spotify with all kinds of songs that have a link with conspiracy theories. Suggestion are welcome!
Rhus tox: poison ivy or Atlantic poison oak?
A controversial study with the homeopathic remedy Rhus tox got retracted. But what is the remedy actually made from according to the authors?
Sued by Willem Middelkoop over a review of his book Patronen van Bedrog (‘Patterns of Deception’)
On 12 June 2018, I published a book review of Patronen van Bedrog, a book written by Willem Middelkoop and Tim Dollee. The title translates into Patterns of Deception. In this review (published on Kloptdatwel.nl) I argue that this is not a very good book, to say the least. It repeats conspiracy theories thrown up […]
Did WTC7 on 9/11 really descend in free fall for 2.25 seconds? A closer look at the NIST calculation.
According to truthers NIST had to admit reluctantly that WTC7 came down at free fall. My analysis shows that the calculation of NIST is questionable and that an argument can be made that the acceleration was a bit lower than the free fall acceleration.
Fabricated history by Bertrand Russell?
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?