Dekkers, Midas

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Dekkers, Midas Gender: M
Wandert Jacobus Dekkers
born on 22 April 1946 at 00:44 (= 12:44 AM )
Place Haarlem, Netherlands, 52n23, 4e38
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Schepel
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°15' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°37 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 26°15'

Midas Dekkers


Dutch biologist, opinion maker and author of some fifty fiction and children's books.

He studied biology in Amsterdam, but soon became disappointed in modern science. It seemed more like a "survival of the fittest" game of collecting the best, seemingly fitting arguments, than a genuine search for personal truth. So he became a writer, he explained to newspaper Trouw. As a scholarly writer, he could write about what really seemed important to him. But the writing about what seemed honest to himself never came easy.

At age 18, he adopted the name Midas, adopted from Midas the Wolf in the Dutch Donald Duck. He often took the role of the enfant terrible in the public debate. He agitated towards modernistic trends like health culture and vegetarianism. See the Midas Dekkers - Wikiquote. His funny quote "Sigaren roken is ademen voor gevorderden" (Cigar smoking is breathing for adults), was like similar quotes of Freud ("Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar") and other happy smokers adopted by the tobacco industry.

He became fascinated by the evolution theory of Charles Darwin and the "Anthropogenie" of the philosopher Ernst Haeckel. As a biologist, he became interested in the Wolf within aspects of human behaviour (VW), or "homo homini lupus" as the ancients before Descartes said.

Link to German Wikipedia


  • business associate/partner relationship with ‘t Hart, Maarten (born 25 November 1944). Notes: both writers and biologists


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1976 (Natuurlijke historie (with Maarten 't Hart))

Source Notes

Schepel quotes his mother in Sterrentijd 29 of 1 May 1992. She drew the horoscope for 0h34 AM GMT, but gave 0h44 MET Haarlem in the index.

Midas Dekkers - Bi(bli)ografie

Jan van Riemsdijk: De plaats van de wetenschap binnen het maatschappelijke gebeuren.

Midas Dekkers | Tevreden met 't ouder worden - Schrijf - TROUW

Dekkers over het morele beest - Nieuws - TROUW


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Biology)
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist