Articles by Myles Power

About Myles Power (578 Articles)
My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

#171 – Food, Inc

June 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/171.mp3 Food Inc a 2009 ‘Documentary’ on food production and consumption practices of North America. Mistaking less efficient and more labour intensive farming practices as some how better or natural is mistake. Food inc sets out to expose corporate greed or the while ignoring the exact same issue is ‘organic’ [...]

Agent Orange – Part Two – On the Origin of Agent Orange

June 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

The general consensus regarding the inception of Agent Orange, the infamous herbicide used during the Vietnam War, is that its origins lay in a laboratory somewhere back in the mid-twentieth century. However, I would argue that its actual origins lie in the Victorian era. I believe its story starts in 1881 with an English naturalist and the publication of his book ‘The Power of Movement of Plants‘. Although you might not have heard of this before, I guarantee that the majority of [...]

Ozone Therapy Debunked – Part 2

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ozone is a pale blue gas with a distinctively pungent smell whose antibacterial properties were known even before its structure. As early as the First World War it was being used to treat infected wounds, but as technology has advanced and better options have become available, coupled with the fact that ozone is quite toxic, it is no longer used for that purpose. However, like so many redundant medical practices, it has been adopted by the alternative medicine crowd where its proponents are [...]

Agent Orange – Part One – Introduction

June 13, 2017 // 2 Comments

In 1961, as part of America’s escalating war of counterinsurgency in Vietnam, President Kennedy approved a military plan to use defoliants and herbicide in South East Asia. Operation “Ranch Hand” was intended to kill foliage and destroy crops, depriving the Viet Cong of cover and supplies during the conflict. It is estimated that 76,000,000 litres of chemicals were sprayed between 1962 and 1971 over rural areas of South Vietnam and, later, in parts of Cambodia and Laos. The most commonly [...]

#170 – A Titanic Conspiracy

June 11, 2017 // 1 Comment

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/170.mp3 You know that famous ship that sank? Did it really sink? Is it sunk? who’da sunk it? There is a conspiracy of titanic proportion that the titanic didn’t actually sink instead was replaced by the sister ship.   [...]

Ozone Therapy Debunked – Part 2

June 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ozone is a pale blue gas with a distinctively pungent smell whose antibacterial properties were known even before its structure. As early as the First World War it was being used to treat infected wounds, but as technology has advanced and better options have become available, coupled with the fact that ozone is quite toxic, it is no longer used for that purpose. However, like so many redundant medical practices, it has been adopted by the alternative medicine crowd where its proponents are [...]

The Young Turks are Morons of the Highest Calibre

May 30, 2017 // 6 Comments

  The Young Turks are morons of the highest calibre who believe it would be a crime not to publish every thought that tumbles through their head. I have never made my views on them public before, but what they have published recently online pushed me over the edge. They posted a video titled ‘Monsanto Giving People Cancer?’ (because protecting yourself from a lawsuit with that question mark, despite in the video saying their products are giving people cancer, shows how much of a [...]

The Young Turks are Morons of the Highest Calibre

May 29, 2017 // 27 Comments

The Young Turks are morons of the highest calibre who believe it would be a crime not to publish every thought that tumbles through their head. I have never made my views on them public before, but what they have published recently online pushed me over the edge. They posted a video titled ‘Monsanto Giving People Cancer?’ (because protecting yourself from a lawsuit with that question mark, despite in the video saying their products are giving people cancer, shows how much of a [...]

#169 – Talking GMOs to skeptics

May 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/169.mp3 Myles feels like he needs to vent ok, let all just let him get this off his chest and be cool right? Myles recounts his experiences in giving a GMO evidence based talk to the skeptics in the pub throughout the [...]