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Per his website, this guy's name is GUNTER Sachs, not GUNTHER Sachs. Someone threw in an extra 'H' in his first name. I would fix it, but since I am unregistered I can't move the article. I'll change the errors on this website, though. --18.104.22.168 16:12, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
This Wikipedia biography is weird
This Wikipedia biography is weird - it describes Gunter Sachs as a "mathematician, photographer, author and multi-millionaire industrialist" and then only later mentions "playboy". This guy is known for the women he was able to bed as a result of his having money. I can see him being described as a "multi-millionaire", but a "multi-millionaire industrialist"????? What companies/industries did he build up/champion??? I mean, didn't he spend most of his time on the Riviera and at the Playboy Mansion??? And he is NOT a reknowned "photograph" . . . . except if you include the girls his photographed, most of them lacking certain normal items of clothing. How about including his opening the Hotel Byblos in St Tropez, and the associated Les Caves du Roy??? This bio is a joke. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:03, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Intro more interesting than article
This Article is weird because the intro seems to have alot more infomation than is expanded underneath. I don't know anything about Gunter Sachs and only came here from the recent deaths page. If anyone knows more could they flesh it out.(Morcus (talk) 17:52, 8 May 2011 (UTC))
I think one should provide the mathematical background for a mathematician: where did he study? what were his diplomas? Are there references to his publications? If there are no diplomas and no scientific publications, he should not be called a mathematician. Therefore, pending this, I have removed the qualification of mathematician.126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:56, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
- Several points of standing, any one of which I think would qualify one to call him/herself a "mathematician", have not panned out: (1) He is not listed in the MGP, which logs around 150K pure and applied mathematicians, (2) he's never published a paper in mathematics or any of the allied areas, according to WoS, (3) none of the bios outside of WP indicate he ever earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in mathematics or any of the allied areas, (4) his book similarly makes no claim of earned degrees or mathematical work. The last point is perhaps the most telling because he certainly would have had enormous motivation to furnish any mathematical credentials to support that book, had they existed. Rather, the editorial review can only muster the observation that he cooperated "with the statistics department of the University of Munich". It appears that, although he may have worked with mathematicians and statisticians, he himself was not one. The unsupported pronouncements of Sachs as a mathematician, e.g. at Facebook seem to be nothing more than a meme. Thanks, Agricola44 (talk) 15:40, 9 May 2011 (UTC).
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Regarding criticism of his Astrology research
For your information: the German language W.P. article offers a rather nuanced view of the academic discussion about the methodological issues of his work on Astrology. It does not just mention one publication critical of his book, as does your article at present, but two critical ones and several in his defence, apparently all by experts. /
I am far from making any claims myself, as I do not know much of mathematics, just I point out that matters seem to be not as simple as your piece suggests to readers.