Right off the bat I want to establish that I am not a believer in Fomenko’s New Chronology. I do not wholly believe in his deconstruction of popular chronology and I do not wholly believe in his short chronology reconstruction.
What I do believe is that chronology is a vital historical science and that it is severely understudied and underappreciated. Fomenko’s New Chronology just so happened to be a major influence on my decision to explore the world of chronology more fully.
2016 (21) – This is when I first began looking into Fomenko’s New Chronology. From 2016 to 2018, my experience with it was mostly limited to reading the New Chronology books and the counterarguments against them. I was fascinated, not wholly convinced.
2018, August 14th (23) – I created a Facebook group named Fomenko Studies for the purpose of studying and discussing Fomenko’s New Chronology. It was shortly after this that I started trying to get experts or professionals in relevant fields to look into it. I was not successful then and have not been since. It’s January 1st, 2022 now, a bit under 3 and a half years later. One thing I’ve done over the years to try and get expert opinion is talk as a guest on other people’s YouTube channels and podcasts about FNC, as well as talk on my own platforms.
2019, January 2nd (23) – I created Ctruth, originally called ChronologyTruth. The purpose of the website was to help organize and share my studies more efficiently. I’ve learned a lot since then and don’t think most of my early content has much value for anyone besides myself and for those who want to see what sloppy research looks like. My content drastically improved throughout 2020 and 2021, and is still improving as time goes on.
2019, March/April (23) – I sent out around 350 emails to history professors to ask:
“Have you ever heard of Fomenko’s New Chronology?
If so, how familiar are you with it?”
Only 3 responded to me. One said they had never heard of it, one said they had heard of it but hadn’t studied it so they wouldn’t be of much help, and one said that it was patently absurd and then didn’t give any more information.
2019, June (24) – I had been going through Fomenko’s works and doing some light fact-checking, but June is when I began a formal approach. I created articles to thoroughly vet the information in Fomenko’s dynastic comparisons. These articles can be found here: https://ctruth.today/2019/06/13/frequency-distributions-in-rulers-numerical-dynasties/.
2020, September (25) – I began what I now dub “The Examination”, where I go through Fomenko’s works line by line to see what holds up and what doesn’t. Check out the overview here: https://ctruth.today/2020/10/01/examining-fomenkos-new-chronology/.
Since Sept. 2020 – I’ve still been keeping up with the exam. It’s at 13 parts now.
I still want experts to give it a serious look. I’m not aware of any that have. If you know of any that have, please let me know who they are and where they’ve published their analysis.
The important statistic is three out of three hundred and fifty, and those three all brush-offs. The important question is not whether Fomenko is fit for purpose, it is whether academia is fit for purpose.