Some years ago I came across quite an obscure website on the metaphysical. The ideas presented were quite zeitgeisty and probably still are, however
it stuck with me due to the strange story attached to it. For starters the website was taken out of Google’s search engine after some (what I
consider) unusual and suspicious complaints.
The website in question is www.goldenmean.info...
and it is an old website and is very 'busy' with text and graphics but if you can navigate
the chaos, some interesting info can be found...
When searching for 'golden mean Dan Winter' in Google we encounter 67 results that have been removed. I find that an unusually high number of
You can read about all 67 removals here www.lumendatabase.org...
You can read through some of the case files here:
I remember reading that Dan was being made bankrupt due to these complaints, as he was ordered to pay court fees and expenses amounting to thousands
of dollars. All this for some videos and images? Doesn't everyone use other people's videos and images? It's what the internet is built upon. And
it's only plagiarism if you are submitting it as a piece of academic work, which this website is not.
I build websites. I use images I find on the web. I use videos I find on the web. I don't know anyone (bar photographers or YouTubers) that solely
use their own images and videos in their websites. Dan claimed it was an attack designed to discredit him and keep his 'dangerous' ideas out of the
public eye. It sure looks like one to me.
This website also strengthens the case that this was a direct attack to discredit Dan and his ideas. It is highly critical of him, to the point where
it comes off as desperate and unprofessional. It could actually stand up in a court as defamation of character. Read for yourself -
This link has details of an order against him to shutdown the domain www.Danwinter.com (even though this is not the domain in question of copyright
Maybe it's just me but when so many people go to so much trouble to shut down a seemingly harmless website with some zeitgeisty ideas, I smell a
conspiracy. I know that Dan's life was ruined, he had to move away, was made bankrupt and ridiculed publicly, all for trying to share knowledge and
ideas? It could have been a personal issue between him and Tenen, who has made some of the complaints against him see here -
What do others think and has anyone came across his websites? He also has these websites -
but his website danwinter.com...
has been edited to display a
corrective court notice, due to courts requesting to take it down.
Dan's ideas shouldn't be instantly dismissed as woo woo, junk science or the rest, this is what people would like us to think. The film Pi was
actually based on his findings as detailed in this post - djbarney.wordpress.com...
However the link
to the website proving he was a part of it, has unsurprisingly been taken down too.
Meanwhile I am tempted (as a web designer) to redesign his whole website and make it more readable and more modern and get it back into the public's