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  1. 12 Jul '18 08:37 / 12 edits
    I like to know of any amusing idiotic pseudoscientific claims you have come across and list them here.

    Here is one that basically says the whole universe is double spiral and egg shaped (why that shape?) and it has something called "black energy", whatever the hell that is supposed to be;
    https://billymeier.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/age-of-our-universe-stars-black-energy/

    Another I have heard of is that dark matter in oceans is the real cause of global warming but I couldn't find a link for that one; anyone?

    then there is;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nibiru_cataclysm
    -a prediction that a mythological planet "Nibiru" would collide with Earth in year 2012 which was then changed to 2017 after 2012 came and passed without incident.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolfing
    -body manipulation claimed to be capable of ridding the body of traumatic memories storied in the MUSCLES.
  2. 12 Jul '18 14:02
    Originally posted by @humy
    I like to know of any amusing idiotic pseudoscientific claims you have come across and list them here.

    Here is one that basically says the whole universe is double spiral and egg shaped (why that shape?) and it has something called "black energy", whatever the hell that is supposed to be;
    https://billymeier.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/age-of-our-universe-star ...[text shortened]... pulation claimed to be capable of ridding the body of traumatic memories storied in the MUSCLES.
    Homeopathy
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 Jul '18 20:16
    Originally posted by @humy
    I like to know of any amusing idiotic pseudoscientific claims you have come across and list them here.

    Here is one that basically says the whole universe is double spiral and egg shaped (why that shape?) and it has something called "black energy", whatever the hell that is supposed to be;
    https://billymeier.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/age-of-our-universe-star ...[text shortened]... pulation claimed to be capable of ridding the body of traumatic memories storied in the MUSCLES.
    The funny part about the rogue planet thing was if it actually was happening we would have seen it coming it decades ago, hard to miss a huge planet barreling into the inner system.

    How about the 'electric universe':

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Electric_Universe

    It mentions Velikovsky , a dude I actually met a long time ago, CA 1960 ish. I lived on the road to Mount Palomar and was actually attending Palomar College back then and I saw a mailbox with his name on it and stopped in to see if he was the dude.

    It turned out he was. I had my amateur radio licence for over 5 years ATT and he mentioned listening on 168 megaherz and you will hear the 'music of the spheres', a direct quote. Right then I knew he was total bonkers. I had read his books, like Worlds in Collision' and I knew from just reading it that he was a tiny bit in the fringe

    168 Megahertz is near the frequency of our 2 meter ham band and in fact is one of the police/fire bands, at least ATT. Now it's all digitized and all you hear if you tune in to those services is noise that digital demodulators can suss out into conversations.

    Anyway, it was clear he was bonkers even to an 18 year old college freshman.