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Nine till Five Snake Oil Peddlers

May 10, 2013 // 15 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah In October last year, I wrote an article about a 78-year-old man named Allan Taylor who apparently cured his incurable cancer with a new diet. Back in 2011, Allan was told that he had colon cancer and had around 22cm of his colon removed. He also underwent chemotherapy, but was later told that he would no longer benefit from the treatment and that there was nothing more they could do for him. Faced with his own mortality, Allan decided to investigate [...]

Welsh Measles Epidemic Was Faked…………Apparently

May 5, 2013 // 28 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah & James Gurney As many of you know, when I make a video or write an article about pseudoscience opponents, I like the points I make to be articulate and eloquent. I do this because I realise that as soon as you step away from making valid points with well reasoned arguments and resort to petty name calling you run the risk of having people tune you out. Having said that, I would like to say that Heidi Stevenson is an uneducated moron who needs to keep her [...]

The Story Behind Myles Power and Nega Myles

May 2, 2013 // 1 Comment

By: Myles Power Edited by: Rach . Over the past year the videos made on the powerm1985 channel have been very heavily story based and have centred around a character named Nega Myles who first appeared back in May of 2011. Since this time the number of subscribers has massively increased from 1,300 to over 14,000 and it is therefore not surprising that many of the people tuning in today are confused about this character and the story line. This post will try and clear up any questions they [...]

The Loss of Herd Immunity in the UK

April 6, 2013 // 21 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah . In 1998, Andrew Wakefield published the now highly-discredited paper, ‘Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children.’ The paper claimed that there was a link between Autism, the MMR vaccine, and a novel form of bowel disease (something often missed out by people who are against getting children vaccinated). For such controversial findings the paper had an unusually small sample size [...]

The Science of Circumcision

March 30, 2013 // 69 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah . Male circumcision is the surgical procedure for the removal of the foreskin from the human penis. It has grown in popularity over the past hundred and fifty years to such an extent that it is now considered a common medical procedure in America. For such a popular procedure, very few people actually know much about it, including its benefits, its side effects and its history. This article hopes to shed some light on those key points and make you think [...]

“Why Such a Fuss About Extinction” Said No Scientist Ever!

March 28, 2013 // 10 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: James Gurney & Hannah As many of you know, I am not a fan of the BBC’s Science Editor, David Shukman. In the past I have written and made videos about his unforgivingly poorly researched report on synthetic biology. I am still amazed at how someone who is so unqualified and so alarmist has been hired to not only report on science stories for the BBC, but also to work with science programme makers across the corporation. Having said that, it does help [...]

The Biased Views of Hank Green and SciShow

February 25, 2013 // 56 Comments

Hank has now taken the episode off-line and I have been told that he is putting together a new one…….its now been well over a year :( By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah It would be fair to say that up until recently, I had a man-crush on Hank Green from the YouTube channel ‘SciShow’. I found Hank’s science videos some of the most entertaining educational videos on the web. They are well researched, well put together and made in such a way that they can be [...]

The Hidden Hazards of Genetic Engineering? Ho Ho Ho

February 13, 2013 // 3 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah In October of last year I published an article regarding an advert for Proposition 37. What is Proposition 37? It’s for the mandatory labelling of genetically engineered (GM) food in California and although I agreed with the proposition itself, I thought the advert was extremely misleading, manipulative and factually incorrect. In my article I talked about the Bt delta endotoxin and highly discredited paper, ‘Long-term Toxicity of a Roundup [...]

Truther – Among the Truthers

February 7, 2013 // 8 Comments

UPDATE – Unfortunately the project has been cancelled due to people dropping out :(   I am currently at the beginning of a yearlong project to find out more about British conspiracy theorists, a group of people I did not know existed until recently. I discovered that there are groups all over the UK who regularly meet up. I decided that I would attend one of these meetings in Manchester to try and learn more about the movement, what they stand for and what they hope to achieve. Like [...]

The Apex Truther

January 23, 2013 // 7 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: James Gurney & Hannah . I recently made a series of seven videos on YouTube, critical of the 9/11 truth movement. For those of you who don’t know, the 9/11 truth movement are a group who reject the official explanation provided for the September 11th attacks and instead, claim complicity on the part of the US government. The videos, which run for just under two hours, debunk many of the claims made by the truth movement, including thermite found in the [...]

The Quack That Broke Me

January 21, 2013 // 26 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah I made it thirty pages! Thirty pages before I threw the book to the ground and walked away with my hands in the air saying, “That’s it, I’m done”. The book in question was picked up at my local discount book store and is named ‘The pH Miracle’. It had a recommended retail price of £9.99 but was being sold for £2.99, yet even at this vastly reduced price I felt that the universe had become unbalanced because I was funding the authors. [...]

Architects and Engineers Eh?

January 18, 2013 // 4 Comments

I recently made a series of seven videos on YouTube critical of the 9/11 truth movement. The videos included footage of truthers (a person affiliated with the truth movement) I talked to outside ground zero on September 11th 2012. I have over three hours of footage and  most of it was left on the cutting room floor. One of claims repeatedly made by the truthers that never made the final cut was that they had over 1,500 architects and engineers who have signed a petition because they were [...]

The Story Behind Being Drugless?

January 16, 2013 // 10 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah In the style of Ben Goldacre, Dr Bob, or to give his full medical title, ‘Bob’ has been the subject of one of my latest articles. It turns out that the good ‘doctor’ got his qualifications from the National University of Health Science and Clayton College, in Chiropractic and Natural Health respectively. For some reason, he thinks that with these non-medical ‘qualifications’ he is authorised to give out medical advice. [...]

“Doctor” Bob

January 13, 2013 // 12 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah I was recently sent a video by one of my subscribers of an interview with a man calling himself ‘Dr Bob’. In the video, Dr Bob (who from now on I am just going to just call Bob) was very critical of vaccinations. The video was full of the same old misinformed claims: that natural immunity is better than vaccine-induced immunity; that vaccinations contain the element mercury; that there might be a link between vaccinations and autism. However, [...]

Yes on Proposition 37 to Label Genetically Engineered Food?

October 17, 2012 // 4 Comments

Edited by: Hannah As many of you will know, YouTube has the option for many of its members to place adverts at the front of their videos, to gain a small amount of money for their work. These ads often have a small button to the right, which appears after five seconds and asks if you would like to close it. I normally have my cursor hovering over the button long before the option to close it has appeared, but the other day, I found myself watching one advert the whole way through. It was [...]