I have some questions about the history and development of theories that are widely accepted as pseudoscience, such as Orgone energy, Nibiru, Time Cube, modern Zetetic astronomy, the Bates Method, or Anti-Vax theory. To be clear, I'm not talking about old scientific theories that have been superseded by later research (classical Geocentricism, the Luminiferous Aether, the plum pudding model, the four humors theory of disease, etc. are obviously on-topic because they were once mainstream scientific ideas), but about theories that either have more or less always been considered pseudoscientific or that have continued development as pseudoscience after having been generally rejected by mainstream science (e.g. modern expressions of Geocentricism).
Example questions could include:
- Was Charles Piazzi Smyth the first to publish a numerology-based measurement of the Great Pyramid?
- Did Gene Ray ever indicate whether his Time Cube theory was applicable to other planets?
- Have there been any notable Flat Earthers who accepted the moon landings as genuine?
Are such questions allowed on this site?