Articles by Myles Power

About Myles Power (734 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'.

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 // 10 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. [...]

Chiropractic: Quackery Hiding in Plain Sight

August 6, 2019 // 9 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 [...]

American Pastor Conned 50,000 Ugandans into Drinking Bleach by Telling Them It Was a “Gift from God”

June 30, 2019 // 2 Comments

A new series of bogus medical trials, in which desperate Ugandans were fed an industrial bleach by cultists after being told it was a “gift from God”, has been exposed, due in part to one of the organisers. Sam Little from Arlesey in Bedfordshire, who partially funded this new series of human experiments, gloated about what he had done online in the hopes of getting the same admiration as his counterparts. On questioning, Sam revealed the name of the man in charge; an American Pastor by the [...]

American Pastor, Robert Baldwin, Conned up to 50,000 Ugandans into Drinking Bleach by Telling Them It Was a “Gift from God”

June 27, 2019 // 3 Comments

A new series of bogus medical trials, in which desperate Ugandans were fed an industrial bleach by cultists after being told it was a “gift from God”, has been exposed, due in part to one of the organisers. Sam Little from Arlesey in Bedfordshire, who partially funded this new series of human experiments, gloated about what he had done online in the hopes of getting the same admiration as his counterparts. On questioning, Sam revealed the name of the man in charge; an American Pastor by the [...]

Media Attention Causes Woo-Pushers to Hide Their Shame!

June 24, 2019 // 2 Comments

Recently, several newspapers ran stories about the trials carried out in Ugandan villages using the bleach, MMS, to ‘cure’ malaria. This media attention caused the Ugandan government to take notice of the situation, as well as those responsible trying to hide the evidence of their crimes. This included deleting all evidence from Facebook accounts. Luckily, I just so happened to take copies before they did!   Here are high resolution screenshots of the pictures contained in the Facebook [...]

Bleach Cult Performing Unsanctioned Human Experiments on Uganda Villages

June 21, 2019 // 4 Comments

At the beginning of April, I started to receive messages on Facebook from a man claiming to have proof that the industrial bleach and water purifier, chlorine dioxide (Miracle Mineral Solution – MMS), can not only cure malaria, but can do so in as little as two hours. The messages, which included a link to a now-deleted YouTube video, were sent by 25-year-old former clairvoyant, Sam Little, who ended by stating, “The truth will always win in the end!”. The video Sam sent me a link to was [...]

Bleach Cult Performing Unsanctioned Human Experiments on Uganda Villages

June 16, 2019 // 4 Comments

At the beginning of April, I started to receive messages on Facebook from a man claiming to have proof that the industrial bleach and water purifier, chlorine dioxide (Miracle Mineral Solution – MMS), can not only cure malaria, but can do so in as little as two hours. The messages, which included a link to a now-deleted YouTube video, were sent by 25-year-old former clairvoyant, Sam Little, who ended by stating, “The truth will always win in the end!”.  The video Sam sent me a link [...]

A Brief History of Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS)

May 31, 2019 // 5 Comments

American pastor, Robert Baldwin, financially backed by British former clairvoyant, Sam Little, is running a network that has given up to 50,000 Ugandans a “miracle cure” sent directly from God. The panacea in question is made from an industrial bleach used in the textile industry, known as chlorine dioxide, but is marketed in the extreme alternative health world as ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ (MMS). Baldwin, however, out of fear of legal ramifications, calls the toxic fluid “healing [...]

A Brief History of MMS

May 20, 2019 // 14 Comments

American pastor, Robert Baldwin, financially backed by British former clairvoyant, Sam Little, is running a network that has given up to 50,000 Ugandans a “miracle cure” sent directly from God. The panacea in question is made from an industrial bleach used in the textile industry, known as chlorine dioxide, but is marketed in the extreme alternative health world as ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ (MMS). Baldwin, however, out of fear of legal ramifications, calls the toxic fluid [...]