Bax case

Last modified: November 8, 2018

Long after his retirement Mart Bax came into prominence to a wider public in the Netherlands in 2012 because of serious suspicions of scientific misconduct, which was confirmed in an official report (in Dutch) by the Baud commission in 2013.
Bax wrote histories of two pilgrimage centers (Neerdonk (Netherlands) and Medjugorje (Bosnia)) based on stories of two alleged informants, with certainty and in detail as if these they were historical facts. The Baud commission considered this methodology scientifically irresponsible and a case of serious scientific misconduct. The commission considered these stories likely to be invented either by Bax or the informants. The commission was unable to interview these two informants, because one has died and the other one could not be found.
Furthermore, of the 161 publications claimed by Bax, 64 are non-existent.
(summary from Wikipedia)
Read about this case in the Dutch book Ontspoorde wetenschap.

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