2015

FWS – Chemical Chameleon Reaction

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The chemical chameleon reaction is a two step reaction in which you can visualise various oxidation states of manganese starting with potassium permanganate (+7) and ending with manganese dioxide (+4). The reaction is performed in alkaline conditions using caster sugar as a reduction agent. In the first step of this reaction, the purple potassium permanganate is being reduced down to the green ...

#103 – Chemtrails Why are They Spraying Us?

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  Myles and James watch a sequel in the for of Why are they spraying us! The sequel to the critically panned What in The World are they Spraying on us, or WI-TWATS for short. Making a sequel is hard regardless of genre, even crazy conspiracy films. Why are they spraying us, gives us the cold opening, chemtrails exist and here is what they are doing. In a classic return to the tried and ...

AIDS Denialism………Yep That’s a Thing (Australian Skeptics National Convention 2015)

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In the early days of the AIDS epidemic many bizarre and dangerous ideas were advanced regarding the origin of the disease and its cause. Since the discovery of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) these conspiracy theories, which once filled the void left by the lack of information, have all but vanished. Over the past three decades HIV has been the subject of intense scientific research which ...

Fifth Year Anniversary

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Has it really been 5 years since I pulled out my cam! Thank you to everyone who have made the last 5 years fantastic. You guys are ...

#102 – Food Babe

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  Well it was bound to happen at some point, Myles and James go through some of the best bits of the Food Babe youtube channel. Food Babe obsession with bad sounding chemicals underlines her lack of understanding chemistry. Her public campaigns to ban ingredients that are seemingly chosen by her inability to pronounce them has given her great exposure. This exposure has become a double sided ...

Quackery in In-flight Magazines

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I recently travelled down-under to attend a Skeptics event in Brisbane. As you can imagine, the flights to get down there from England were very long, and I got bored and began to read the in-flight magazines. To my surprise, I discovered that the two companies I was flying with were selling quackery – quackery of the purest ...

#101 -1984

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  With Myles down under, James shanghais’ a reluctant Buck and Jon the Gentleman physicist discuss some high class literature in the form of 1984. How close to living in the Orwellian nightmare are we today? Do we engage in double speak? Have things really got that ...

What is Miracle Mineral Supplement/Solution?

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What was once known as Miracle Mineral Supplement, but for legal reasons had to change its name to Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), is a 28% sodium chlorite solution in distilled water currently being sold online as a cure-all tonic. Jim Humble, the man who coined the name and who is also the self-styled Archbishop of his own church (Genesis II), believes that once “activated” by an acidic ...

I’M BACK!!! and Preview of New Videos

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After the last video I published had overwhelming negative comments I decided to have a month off to clear my head. This gave me time to think if some new ideas and film some Fun With SCIENCE ...

#100 – Scientology Going Clear

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This week Myles and James are joined by Buck to talk through the documentary ‘Going Clear’. Going Clear is made of several accounts of people who have left the ‘Church’ of Scientology. The ‘Church’ has been accused of using several tactics and methods that should make anyone question it legitimacy. From the questionable founding to the alleged modern day practices Scientology has ...

#099 – Fat Shaming Doesn’t Work

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  This week Myles and James are joined by C0nc0rdance for a discussion about fat shaming and what evidence says about the health risks of weight. C0nc0rdance tells the nerds about the issues with how obesity is classified and how things like fat shaming probably do not help most people   ...

Psychic Sally Morgan Kicked Me out of Her Show

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Edited by Peter & Jacqueline Back in May 2014, I went to see the “psychic to the stars” Sally Morgan performing a show in my hometown of Middlesbrough, and I was thoroughly unimpressed. Although I don’t personally believe that anyone has psychic abilities, I have a rather unusual fascination with pseudoscience and the supernatural, and was genuinely excited to see her performance. ...

#098 – Robots and Time Travel

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Myles and James are joined by the singular Buck to talk about super intelligence and time travel. Will Skynet kill us all or will we be able to make an empathetic super intelligence? Buck tries to get Myles and James to have a coherent conversation on just ...

#097 – Glyphosate Probably Doesn’t Cause Cancer

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Myles and James review the recent report from the WHO’s IARC devision on glyphosate. In May 2015 the IARC released a press release detailing their findings on 5 herbicides, one being glyphosate, the active ingredient in roundup. This report is a shockingly poor example of scientific reporting and is written in such a manner to mislead the readers. The authors use of words and lack of ...