Declaration of Reasonable Doubt signatory Donald F. Nelson, PhD brought Shakespearean authorship into the conversation in an article celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the invention of the laser published today in the Worchester, Massachusetts News Telegram.
The article titled, “A eureka! moment: Worchester man helped create first laser” dated Feb. 21, 2010 reported:
A true Renaissance man, he (Nelson) also has published articles on the link between lung cancer and minute amounts of radon gas in homes, and also has done extensive research on William Shakespeare.
In a 2005 Worcester Torch Club magazine article, Mr. Nelson makes a case that the 17th Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere, and not the actor and theater owner William Shakspere of Stratford-upon-Avon, was the revered playwright and poet known as William Shakespeare. Edward de Vere, a darling of Queen Elizabeth I’s court, gifted writer, experienced soldier, sailor and world traveler, could have used the pen name “William Shakespeare” with the cooperation of the actor of that stage name.
Mr. Nelson said he is looking forward to a movie, being cast by Roland Emmerich, director of such blockbusters as “Independence Day” and “The Day After Tomorrow,” that makes the case that Edward de Vere is the real Shakespeare.