David de Hilster
|Style over substance|
He founded NeWiki ("An Encyclopedia For a New World") in 2007 after his original research had repeatedly been removed from Wikipedia. The wiki only has a couple of hundred pages, quickly assembled and then left as a ghost wiki until it finally disappeared in 2016. The wiki was not open to outside editors and listed two other committee members: Matthew Stroul and Travis Brainbridge. Apparently, he establishes and then abandons ghost sites quite a bit.
He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a minor in architecture and a master's in computational linguistics. Note the absence of physics qualifications. He also makes films.
Not content with just one crackpot theory, de Hilster has also gone on to advocate the perhaps even-more-ridiculous expanding earth hypothesis: "200 million years ago, the earth's continents were all together on a much smaller orb and since then, the earth has been growing significantly."
- David de Hilster Archive.org (January 23, 2009) of his own entry on NeWiki