Some thoughts that come to mind after reading, listening and visiting the web site...
NOTE: The currency conversions are at the current rates at the time I looked them up. If you do the conversions at a later time you will get different
results since the world currency market is in a constant state of flux.
1 - Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof. So far I have seen plenty of extraordinary claims but not one shred of even common garden variety
2 - If it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
3 - FOLLOW THE MONEY. Just one study he is offering for curing or alleviating a couple of medical conditions is being offered to 100 people at 3500.00
EUR or $4536.87 US at current conversion rates. You have to fill out an application so he can cherry pick his study subjects. I would be willing to
bet that there is also an application fee as well. So this study will get him 350,000.00 EUR or $453,687.00 US plus anything else he can wring out of
it in additional registration fees and follow up treatments. Oh, and did I mention that the study is for patients suffering from chronic fatigue
syndrome and fibromyalgia. Two of the least understood medical conditions and the most subject to manipulation of results as well as the placebo
effect. Could that be why he is cherry picking his subjects, he wants to find the most gullible ones for the study.
4 - FOLLOW THE MONEY AGAIN. He is selling his books on his site for 39.99 EUR or $51.83 US a copy. The more international attention he gains the more
people who will buy his books. It's all about the numbers. If you want to sell 100 items and expect a 1% response to your ad you need to reach 10,000
people. In even the lowest of the low of media in an international market 10,000 people is a pittance.
Back in the early 80's I was looking into doing some direct marketing through the tabloids, specifically the National Enquirer. I found that a woman
(maybe) going by the name of Lydia Stalnaker was putting full page ads in several of the tabloids including the Enquirer. She was claiming an alien
named Antron gave her a cross symbolizing peace among our peoples.
She was selling replicas at $14.99 a copy. From the look of them in pictures in the ad they were extremely cheap stamped aluminum geegaws of the kind
you buy for $1.50/100 for things like the Cub Scouts Blue and Gold carnival. The cost per insertion was $14,000.00 (she was in several rags and in the
Enquirer several weeks in a row at $14,000.00 a week) and you had to provide camera ready ad copy. At the time the Enquirer had a circulation in the U
S alone of around 15 million. If she only got a 1/10 of 1% response (low by usual advertising standards) that would be 15,000 crosses sold from that
single ad for a total of $224,850 plus shipping and handling. It would not surprise me if she made $500,000 to $1,000,000 total after S&H and after
sale direct mailings to her suckers from that single ad. And she could make even more by selling her mailing lists to other marketers selling equally
So, back to the subject of this post. As you can see he stands to make a ton of money if he can get enough international attention no matter the
value, or lack of value, of what he is offering. And the press release is one of the cheapest ways to draw attention to your cause.
5 - FOLLOW THE MONEY ONE MORE TIME. He has a donation button on the site. It leads to the info to either donate by credit card or from your own bank
account directly to his bank account. You can use PayPal as well. Again, it is all about the numbers. Even at a small percentage of visitors to his
site donating, if he gets enough site traffic through his publicity it adds up to another sizable chunk of change.
6 - As has been stated at least a couple of times earlier in this thread, most of what he claims as scientific breakthroughs are either already well
known facts or scientific gobbledygook. There are several countries that will issue a patent for any silly idea if you present it in the right format.
And, the drawings in his patent application actually show nothing useful to prove or disprove his theories.
7 - I will leave you with a last thought or two. When a man with experience meets a man with money the man with the money gets the experience and the
man with the experience gets the money.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
edit on 23-11-2012 by happykat39 because: added info
edit on 23-11-2012 by happykat39
because: clarified a point