Articles by Myles Power

About Myles Power (595 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'.

#178 – GamerGate

August 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/178.mp3 Oh boy another hot button topic, we had planned this episode a long time in advance in order to not be accused of milking any hype or drama, then the universe spat in Myles’ furry little eye by having Sargon/Anita drama at vidcon. Troy Leavitt (veteran Game developer/designer) talks to the nerds about his industry opinion on [...]

Debunking Chemtrails – Contrail vs. Chemtrail – #2

August 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

This might surprise you to hear, but everyone I talked to at Save Our Sky (a protest against chemtrails and geoengeneering) accepts that aircraft can make white lines in the sky called contrails. These contrails are almost identical to chemtrails, apart from one major difference according to the protesters. Contrails only last seconds, whereas chemtrails can persist hour after hour. But is this true? Can contrails only last for a few [...]

#177 – Psychic Adventures

August 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/177.mp3 Brian Eggo joins the nerds to talk about all things Psychic. Are they as scummy as they seem? Brian talks about his multiple run ins with psychics around the [...]

Kyle Kulinski: Another Lazy YouTuber

August 12, 2017 // 3 Comments

At this very moment in time, I am sat at a bar in Dubai Airport enjoying a beer, as I wait for what seems like an eternity for my next flight to finally take me home to England. When I was last here, I received a torrent of tweets and Facebook private messages from people asking for my opinion on a recently published Young Turks video titled, ‘Monsanto Giving People Cancer?’ The video hit a nerve with me, as it was a perfect example of everything I have come to loathe about ill-informed [...]

#176 – Alex Jones Salesman?

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/176.mp3   Alex Jones and info wars would like to sell you stuff, what sort of stuff well Jeff and the nerds talk about these great [...]

Why I Am OK with Supporting and Being Supported by Bulls**t Peddlers

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

As many of you know, I am the owner of a very unusual collection of pseudoscientific trinkets that I proudly have on display in my room. My collection contains everything from the harmless enough, like the chakra kitty healing crystals (which failed to impress my mother’s cat), to the flat-out deadly, like my copy of Christine Maggiores’ book, What If Everything You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong. Most of my friends and family members believe that I am throwing my money away and can’t see why [...]

#006 – F**K you Buck Mulligan – Red Pill

July 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/fubm-006.mp3 Woke yeah? What even is a Red pill? Buck tries his best not virtue signal himself to death. I say how dare someone hold a complex set of opinion based on evidence and reflection. No you must be in my camp or you’re a [...]

#175 – The Conceptual Penis Paper

July 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/175.mp3 Oh boy… A fake paper does not make an entire field fake. There’s no need to use fake papers to criticize any field. Any field of research has holes and tings that look ridiculous from the outside. Relying on hoaxes to try and make your point especially when those hoaxes were spotting as much makes you look a bit silly! The whole conceptual penis should also draw attention to the shitty publishing behaviors of big [...]

Will GMOs Kill Us All? – Skeptics in the Pub Talk

July 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

For decades now, we have been told by organisations like Greenpeace, GM-Freeze, and Friends of the Earth that genetical modified (GM) food is dangerous and has been shown to be harmful to humans.They have done a great job at convincing the population of their dangers by quoting scientific literature that claims GM-food has been shown, among other things, to cause cancer, leukaemia, and stomach inflammation; but is there really any truth to this? What do the papers these organisations are [...]

#174 – Artificial Intelligence

July 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/174.mp3   I am AM %*% please enjoy this squishy human ‘entertainment’. Artificial intelligence is never going to happen, relax fellow [...]

Debunking Chemtrails – Introduction – #1

July 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

People online can unknowing find themselves in an echo-chamber, having their more fringe beliefs amplified and reinforced by a lack of exposure to conflicting views and evidence. That, coupled with the fact that anyone can publish anything online, has lead to a renaissance in conspiracy theories, pseudo-medical procedures, and general bad science. One of the more interesting conspiracy theories that seems to have grown in popularity over the last decade is the belief that the long-lasting white [...]

#173 – Bought

July 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/173.mp3 Bought is a 2015 Documentary in which Tony Bark (Quicksliver from Xmen not the Marvel extended universe) tries to tie together all sorts of health based conspiracy theories. The films titular idea is that big pharma is paying to spread diseases. This frankly idiotic idea is repeatedly asserted by a cavalcade of the under qualified, misrepresented, and down right [...]

#005 -F**k you Buck Mulligan – Science and Politics

July 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/fubm-005.mp3 Yeah I guess this week Buck bores C0nc0rdance for 50 mins or so about his inane ideals and politics. The topic, politic and science two low key and none hot button topics at all. What are the lines of where scientists should engage in politics, do they even exist? Is everything politics? Should Scientists be listened to as experts? Why all the questions? What is this, some sorta [...]