Articles by Myles Power

About Myles Power (728 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'.

Capitalising on Corona – Vandana Shiva – #1

March 31, 2020 // 3 Comments

In recent months, quacks and charlatans of all kinds have been rubbing their hands with glee, as a novel coronavirus – which at this moment in time has no vaccine or specific treatment – brings the world to its knees. In an attempt to capitalise on this pandemic, these self-proclaimed experts both rely on, and amplify, the general public’s growing angst, whilst simultaneously shoehorning in their particular flavour of conspiracy and quackery. The spread of misinformation and [...]

Capitalising on Corona – Vandana Shiva – #1

March 31, 2020 // 3 Comments

In recent months, quacks and charlatans of all kinds have been rubbing their hands with glee, as a novel coronavirus – which at this moment in time has no vaccine or specific treatment – brings the world to its knees. In an attempt to capitalise on this pandemic, these self-proclaimed experts both rely on, and amplify, the general public’s growing angst, whilst simultaneously shoehorning in their particular flavour of conspiracy and quackery. The spread of misinformation and [...]

How Travelling Changed Who I Am – #AlwaysCurious #AD

March 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

Full disclosure Merck, a science and technology company, have been kind enough to sponsor this video. Check out their Curiosity Initiative here People always ask how traveling has changed me. If I look back at who I was when I was 20-years-old when I first left England for Toronto and compare him to who I am now, I would have to say that travelling has made me a more confident, well-rounded, interesting, and curios person. When I first travelled to Toronto all those years ago I had no idea how [...]

No, the Coronavirus Was Not Bioengineered

February 29, 2020 // 1 Comment

As I’m sure most of you are aware, there is an ongoing outbreak of a novel coronavirus causing something of a panic around the world. At the time of writing, it’s been eight weeks since Chinese health authorities first reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and major transport hub of central China. As I have previously said, no event of any significance in the world takes place without generating a flutter of conspiracy speculation, and this potential [...]

No, the Coronavirus Was Not Bioengineered

February 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

As I’m sure most of you are aware, there is an ongoing outbreak of a novel coronavirus causing something of a panic around the world. At the time of writing, it’s been eight weeks since Chinese health authorities first reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and major transport hub of central China. The earliest human infections are believed to have occurred by early December 2019, and a large meat market was linked to most – but not all – of the [...]

The Chiropractors Who Kill

February 1, 2020 // 1 Comment

John was killed by a woman who put significant pressure on his neck, in a procedure he did not consent to. She then greatly reduced his chances of survival when she moved him and provided inaccurate and misleading information to the paramedic, which, to me, implies guilt. Yes, despite this, the GCC – an independent statutory body established by Parliament to regulate the chiropractic profession and protect the health and safety of the public – seem to have done nothing! This is the issue [...]

The Chiropractors Who Kill

January 27, 2020 // 2 Comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but chiropractic adjustment is a scam! It’s quackery of the purest kind, which unbeknownst to the general public is frequently associated with mild to moderate adverse effects. These include headaches, increased neck pain or stiffness, fatigue, dizziness or imbalance, extremity weakness, tinnitus, depression, anxiety, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, and confusion, to name a few. Although serious and fatal complications are rare, they do still occur. [...]

Chiropractic Quacks Pretending to be Medical Doctors

January 18, 2020 // 1 Comment

In my opinion The Drugless Doctors’ entire business model is based on deceiving their viewers/clients into thinking that they have legitimate medical qualifications, when they don’t! They are quacks who spew bullshit for a living and who give out medical advice that has the real potential to kill. The sad truth however is that the Drugless Doctors are not alone. The world is full of chiropractors who have ideas above their station and can only survive by conning their victim into believing [...]

Chiropractic Quacks Pretending to be Medical Doctors

January 5, 2020 // 3 Comments

Chiropractic adjustment is a scam! It’s quackery of the purest kind, yet its proponents would have you believe that chiropractors are part of the medical community and thus have the authority to give out medical advice. In reality, they are not; they are people who have wasted a large portion of their life studying either the ramblings of a quack and his spooky ghost friend, or a technique of pain management, which, time and time again, has been shown to be ineffective. Either way, studying [...]

The Secret that “Dr” Joseph Cipriano Doesn’t Want You to Know

December 28, 2019 // 3 Comments

A lot of people don’t know this, but chiropractic adjustment is a scam! It’s pure hocus pocus, that at its very best is a technique of pain management that time and time again, it’s been shown to be ineffective, with most credible research putting it on a par with a good massage. Yet, despite these well-documented facts, chiropractic adjustment remains a $15-billion industry, with the largest number of chiropractors (approximately 75,000 of them) found in the United States. There, this [...]

The Secret that “Dr” Joseph Cipriano Doesn’t Want You to Know

December 23, 2019 // 8 Comments

A lot of people don’t know this, but chiropractic adjustment is a scam! It’s pure hocus pocus, that at its very best is a technique of pain management that time and time again, it’s been shown to be ineffective, with most credible research putting it on a par with a good massage. Its origins are in the ramblings of a literal snake-oil-salesman, who convinced people that his spooky ghost friend told him that manual therapy, especially spinal manipulation therapy, restores your body’s [...]

My Woo Collection

December 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Full disclosure Merck, a science and technology company, have been kind enough to sponsor this blog post and therefore are enabling my (some might say…) unhealthy obsession with quackery and the bizarre. Just to give you a bit of background, Merck have created a Curiosity Initiative to make us more curious and promote innovation and progress. As part of this Curiosity Initiative Merck have developed a Curious Elements’ program which explores different ways in which people interact with and [...]

Chiropractic: Quackery Hiding in Plain Sight

August 11, 2019 // 8 Comments

Chiropractic adjustment is a scam! It’s quackery of the purest kind dreamt up by a snake-oil salesman who claimed he was told from beyond the grave that manual therapy, especially spinal manipulation therapy, restores your body’s “innate intelligence”, curing all of your ailments. There is no scientific evidence that it can restore or maintain health, and only lukewarm evidence that it can help with lower back pain, with most credible research putting it on par with a good massage. [...]