posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 10:21 PM
Originally posted by CradleoftheNuclides
aaah, Dr Theodor Landscheidt... everyone`s favourite Astrologer and amateur climatologist. His description, not mine by the way - hate to be accused
of another ad hominem attack.
Quick question for anyone who knows, because I cant seem to find it anywhere: what exactly was he a doctor of? Even his obituaries seem to omit that,
which I find more than a little odd. Usually, thats right up front. Also, I cant seem to find any reference to anyone else who may have done work at
the prestigious Schroeter Institute for Research in Cycles of Solar Activity, either in Germany or up in Cape Breton. Can someone fill me in on their
details and accreditations?
I`m just trying to get a bit of background here. See, it all sounds very scientifical and all that, but for some reason whenever I start to scratch
the surface on this guy I seem to come up with someting very suspiciously like snake oil. Please point me in the right direction, if you`d be so kind.
See, this goes back to the wishful thinking and loophole searching that you very wrongly attributed to an ad hominem attack. You`ve latched on to an
amateur, self-financed scientist - who went so far as to form a one-man "Institute" to add an air of credbility to his astrological research
regarding the sun`s effect on economic cycles - and are holding his research up against the vast majority of professional researchers in the field.
Why is that? Why take his word over all others? Why latch on to this theory, which has recieved very little critical recognition, over the mountains
of existing global research to the contrary?
Does it come back to the Grand Conspiracy of Left Wing Anti-Capitalist Anti-American Climatologists again? `cause I love that one, always makes me