Exposing PseudoAstronomy

June 1, 2013

Podcast #76: Nancy Lieder’s Astronomy Clip Show

Crazy astron’my
P-Xer Nancy Lieder
Has in abundance.

This is a clip show about several of Nancy Lieder’s astronomy claims. If that name sounds a bit familiar but you can’t place it, she’s the gal who predicted that Planet X would arrive in May 2003. Didn’t work out so well for her then. These are a few non-PX-related claims.

The episode’s a teensy bit shorter than normal, around 25 minutes. I’m working on 3 papers and 3 grants all due in about two weeks. Sigh. There’s a bit of feedback, no Q&A, no Puzzler, but two announcements:

1. As TAM approacheth, a meetup is possibly being planned. Right, now, it’s looking like probably Saturday around dinnertime. There’s a break between the last session beginning 6:15 and the next evening show at 9:00, so some time in there. I’ll bring candied nuts or something, provided that the Colorado people don’t eat them all before Saturday. I’m going to try to bring my microphone, the idea of the meetup being sorta a discussion about the bad…. err, pseudoastronomy topics and maybe some questions betwixt me and yous. More details forthcoming, but in the meantime, let me know if you think you’re interested and will be able to come. I’ll be selling free tickets to the event.

2. The next episode will be on 2012 back-peddling. I’m still looking for some really good examples of retrodicting. Most of what I’ve found is crickets. If you have examples you’ve seen, especially from the big folks like John Major Jenkins or Brent Miller, please send them in.

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