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Jos Verhulst

Jos Verhulst (b. 29 May 1949, Londerzeel, Belgium) is a Belgian chemist (PhD in theoretical chemistry earned at the University of Leuven).

He was a teacher at the Steiner School in Antwerp, an associate researcher at the Louis Bolk Institute in Driebergen, a writer and a direct democracy activist. He is married and has four children.

His work was published in the areas of evolutionary theory and comparative anatomy, such as Psychological Reports, Acta Biotheoretica, the British Medical Journal, and the Annals of Human Biology.

As a "political philosopher", he writes on direct democracy, alternative money systems, freedom of speech, secession from the European Union, homeschooling and other subjects.

His "spiritual-scientific" views on "quantum mechanics and astrology" have been criticised as leaving science for anthroposophy, astrology or esotericism[citation needed].

He is also engaged in networks promoting direct democracy, like the Belgian-Dutch (Flemish) WIT (Werkgroep Implementatie Tijdsgeest), Democratie.Nu, Referendum Platform, and on the European Democracy International group.


Books on direct democracy:

  • Direct democracy: facts and arguments about the introduction of initiative and referendum ([1]) (2006/07) – in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian and other languages
  • Het verdiepen van de democratie (The deepening of democracy), Cypres, 1998, ISBN 90-5627-011-7 ([2], boek-verdiepen.pdf) anthrosophic books.
  • Developmental Dynamics In Humans And Other Primates: Discovering Evolutionary Principles Through Comparative Morphology, Adonis Press, 2003, ISBN 0-932776-28-0, ISBN 0-932776-29-9/Adonis & Abbey Publishers, 2005, ISBN 0-932776-29-9
  • Der Erstgeborene Mensch und höhere Tiere in der Evolution, Freies Geistesleben, 1999, ISBN 3-7725-1557-6 (in German)
  • Der Glanz von Kopenhagen. Geistige Perspektiven der modernen Physik, Freies Geistesleben, 1994 (in German)
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