Hank Green

SciShow – How Even the Best Science Communicators Can Still Be Wrong

July 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

A lot of people have been asking me about my opinion on SciShow’s latest video about GMOs. Overall, I was very pleased with the video, but it is far from perfect as Hank makes a rather large mistake. In this video, I try to correct that mistake and take the opportunity to talk about science communicators in general, and how they can sometimes be wrong about the subject they are covering. Support Myles through Patreon SciShow – How Even the Best Science Communicators Can Still Be Wrong [...]

SciShow – How Even the Best Science Communicators Can Still Be Wrong

July 14, 2015 // 4 Comments

Edited by Peter Over two and a half years ago, SciShow, the YouTube science-related vlogging channel hosted by Hank Green of the VlogBrothers, posted a video titled ‘The Science of Genetically Modified Food’ in which they cast an unfounded shadow on the technology. They did this by cherry picking evidence and citing fraudulent studies; although I believe no malice was intended and they simply took the papers at face value and were unintentionally projecting their own views on the subject. [...]

What the Hell Is Hank Green’s Problem with Genetic Engineering?!?! – part 3

June 2, 2013 // 8 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Peter What the hell is Hank Green’s problem with genetic engineering?!?! – part 2 In this final instalment of ‘what the hell is Hank Green’s problem with genetic engineering?!?!’ I am going to discuss the final two minutes of the video ‘Glowing Rats and Extreme Genetic Engineering‘. The final portion of the video mostly consists of a Skype conversation with Eric Hoffman – the Genetic Technology Policy Campaigner for Friends of [...]

What the Hell Is Hank Green’s Problem with Genetic Engineering?!?! – part 2

May 30, 2013 // 14 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah & Peter What the hell is Hank Green’s problem with genetic engineering?!?! – part 1 I have previously discussed, in part 1, how Hank Green from SciShow is guilty of voicing his own biased and uninformed opinions  on the subject of genetic engineering. In his videos, Hank is not representing the views of the scientific community and is instead voicing his own uninformed opinions on a branch of science he perceives to be dangerous. I have shown how [...]

What the Hell Is Hank Green’s Problem with Genetic Engineering?!?! – part 1

May 28, 2013 // 9 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah As many of you know I used to be madly in love with Hank Green from SciShow. I found his videos educational, entertaining and thought he could do no wrong. However, all that changed when earlier this year he published a video called ‘The Science of Genetically Modified Food’. I have previously written about it, saying that the video was nothing more than a fear piece and not a fair representation of the scientific community which Hank is meant to [...]

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 [...]