Synthetic Biology

SHUKMAN!!! Is at It Again About Synthetic Biology

July 14, 2013 // 4 Comments

 By: Myles Power Edited by: Peter . As many of you know, I am not a fan of the BBC’s science editor David SHUKMAN! I have previously written about his lack of scientific understanding concerning synthetic biology and extinction. I have also produced videos where I go into detail about why he is not up for the job and why he should not be reporting on sensitive subjects he knows nothing about. I even wrote a letter of complaint about him to the BBC and encouraged others to do the same [...]

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 // 13 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 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 [...]

Glowing Kitties of DOOM!

June 11, 2012 // 9 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah In my opinion, the Internet has been one of the greatest achievements of mankind. The ability to share information and ideas instantaneously has changed they way we communicate, do business, develop relationships, conduct research and express ourselves. The Internet is not owned or controlled by any person, company or nation, allowing for material that would be censored to be released worldwide. This has led to – amongst other things – the [...]

Coalition of Environmentalists Report on Synthetic Biology

June 9, 2012 // 6 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah As many of you will know, I am not a big fan of David Shukman (BBC Science Editor). This dislike came from watching his biased broadcast on the BBC, in which he cast a shadow on the hard work of synthetic biologists and the subject as a whole. I later found out that at the same time, he published a related article on the BBC news website. It was just as misinformed and alarmist as the broadcast and inexcusably made a link between synthetic biology [...]

David Shukman (BBC Science Editor) – Synthetic Biology

May 15, 2012 // 6 Comments

Back in March 2012, David Shukman (BBC Science Editor) published a short report on synthetic biology. The reports cast a shadow on the hard work of scientists and implies that synthetic biology is not accepted by the mainstream scientific community. Myles discusses the points Shukman makes in his report and questions if he should be the BBC science editor. Pictures from this episode Original Video Aired on 28/3/12, 15 mins into BBC news at ten. Complaints can be made here. [...]