Ertel rescued the Gauquelin Effect
endeavour was made by the two Gauquelins to show
that excellence in certain professions could be
related to planetary-day distributions within
the birth-data. The suicide of Michel coincided
with some particularly devastating criticisms
from European and American sceptic groups, following
the perception of certain flaws in his methodology.
The suggestion that there might, after all, be
some truth in the Gauquelin thesis arises from
further data-collections made in the 1990s by
the German emeritus professors Mueller and Ertel.
Birth-data collections of physicians, artists
(painters) and athletes are here discussed.
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