Thursday, August 14, 2008

BPSDB - Danie Krugel

One of the most famous pseudo-science figures in South Africa is Danie Krugel, he of the box that apparently does some unspecified quantum wotnot, in order to variously locate subjects (which he failed miserably to do in the case of Madeleine McCann), substances, detect tumours and so forth. (There's a fair bit about Krugel on the blog-o-pipes, including this and this.)

I just learned from Michael Meadon over at Ionian Enchantment that Krugel has apparently managed to get some SA academics to sign up to a murky vague but nonetheless enthusiastic endorsement of his apparatus, on the basis of a sketchily specified and frankly awful seeming 'experiment'. The article Michael sent me is this one at Yet Another Sceptic’s Blog. Michael's taking up the case - partly by contacting some of the academics who signed the report - I'll note any progress here. And if I can find the time I'll get into asking some pointed questions of those who signed on the line.


SSiE said...

I'm so glad to see more bloggers picking up on Danie Krugel and his obvious fakery. I've written about him quite extensively, and you'd be amazed at the number of hits I get from search engines by people who want to contact him, or emails asking for his phone number by people who believe that he can help them.

Glad to have discovered another South African skeptic blog, and ascientific one, as well!

Doctor Spurt said...

Cool to know about your blog too! And thanks for the comment.

Doctor Spurt said...

Your URL came though oddly, but for anyone else here's a link to SSIE's Krugel posts: