Articles by Myles Power

About Myles Power (634 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'.

Debunking Alex Jones and Wolfgang Halbig’s ludicrous Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories

January 6, 2018 // 2 Comments

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother before murdering 20 students and six staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, before turning the gun on himself. A number of fringe figures have promoted conspiracy theories that doubt or dispute the events that took place that day – claiming, for example, that the massacre was actually orchestrated by the U.S. Government as part of an elaborate plot to promote stricter gun control laws. The most [...]

#192 – Get Your Life Back Now

December 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

The alt-nerds are joined by Dr Chad Hayes (http://www.chadhayesmd.com) to talk about the joint project to send him to the woo conference ‘Get your life back now’. In a moment of jest Natalie twitted the conference. Plans quickly emerged to send a real Dr to this conference. Thanks to many generous donors we sent Chad down to Florida to go see such big names as Mr Andrew Wakefield and Mercola. [...]

#191 – Battle of Ideas

December 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/191.mp3 In late October Myles was invited to Battle of ideas down in London. He went to see Vance Crowe, the man from Monsanto. Vance was shocked about Myles’ height. The Battle of ideas tries to bring multiple different view points for debate and encourages rigorous cross [...]

#011 – F**K you Buck Mulligan – Mythicist Milwaukee

December 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/fubm-011.mp3 This week Buck talks to the guys from ‪Mythicist Milwaukee about a topic that stopped being relevant 2 months ago. A few months ago the guys and their skeptics conference found themselves at the wrong end of an angry mob. We talk about the controversy, urine, free speech and future [...]

#190 – I was a 9/11 Truther -TLoNs Podcast

December 10, 2017 // 1 Comment

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/190.mp3 Buck is really milking in the lime light, he tells us, in depth, about he old beliefs on 9/11. Like many truthers Buck had seen and read opinions online and felt that gave him enough evidence to know the ‘truth’. He then also went out of his way to avoid information that challenged those [...]

Top Ten Myles Power F**k-Ups

December 6, 2017 // 1 Comment

It has been well over two years since I last made a video correcting ten mistakes made on my YouTube channel. I would like to think this length of time is a reflection of the amount of research and fact checking that goes into every single video, but the truth is that another correction video is well overdue. Luckily for me, my audience loves nothing more than pointing out inconsistencies, misconceptions, and flat-out errors in my content, which means I have an abundance of things to [...]

#189 – Extremism

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/189.mp3 The nerds this week have Chris Shelton on once again. Chris has a lot of experience with Scientology which some might consider an extremist ideology. What is an extremist ideology and what makes a person fall into that [...]

Top Ten Myles Power F**k-Ups

December 1, 2017 // 5 Comments

It has been well over two years since I last made a video correcting ten mistakes made on my YouTube channel. I would like to think this length of time is a reflection of the amount of research and fact checking that goes into every single video, but the truth is that another correction video is well overdue. Luckily for me, my audience loves nothing more than pointing out inconsistencies, misconceptions, and flat-out errors in my content, which means I have an abundance of things to correct. [...]

#188 – Plant Whispering and Random DNA with Prof Kevin Folta

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

It finally happened! We spoke with Kevin Folta about his research. Professor Folta (if you want to be formal) works on plants and how they work out their environment, they call this plant whispering. By changing the light Kevin and his team can ‘tell’ plants things. His group has also began to work on a very interesting project. By using random DNA sequences they have shown a range of new proteins that have cool effects on plants. As a biologist I would think this wouldn’t [...]

Ozone Therapy Debunked – Part 3

November 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s been quite some time since I last sat down and wrote a blog post on the subject of ozone therapy – an alternative treatment (aka something that has not been proven to work) in which proponents recommend exposing yourself to relatively large concentrations of this toxic gas. Those who recommend it believe that ozone has the ability to cure, amongst other things, cancer, AIDS, and multiple sclerosis – despite the fact there is no credible, peer reviewed evidence to support the use of [...]

Ozone Therapy Debunked – Part 3

November 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

It’s been quite some time since I last sat down and wrote a blog post on the subject of ozone therapy – an alternative treatment (aka something that has not been proven to work) in which proponents recommend exposing yourself to relatively large concentrations of this toxic gas. Those who recommend it believe that ozone has the ability to cure, amongst other things, cancer, AIDS, and multiple sclerosis – despite the fact there is no credible, peer reviewed evidence to support the [...]

Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists

November 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

A sceptical look at claims made by ‘truther’ protestors at ground zero in September 2012 from the viewpoint of a chemist. For those of you who don’t know, a ‘truther’ is a person affiliated with the 9/11 Truth movement, who rejects the official explanation provided for the 9/11 attacks and instead claims that a US government conspiracy was to blame. The videos in this series cover everything from the alleged thermite found in the dust to the collapse of World Trade Centre 7. [...]

#187 – The Waco Siege

November 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/187.mp3 The Waco siege was a siege of a compound belonging to the group Branch Davidians by American federal and Texas state law enforcement and US military. The siege lasted for 51 days between February 28 and April 19, 1993 and ended with an FBI assault, during which the compound burned down, killing 76 people inside including David Koresh. In this episode, the Nerds talk about the the siege and the documentary Waco:The Rules Of [...]