2017

Will GMOs Kill Us All? – Skeptics in the Pub Talk

July 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

For decades now, we have been told by organisations like Greenpeace, GM-Freeze, and Friends of the Earth that genetical modified (GM) food is dangerous and has been shown to be harmful to humans.They have done a great job at convincing the population of their dangers by quoting scientific literature that claims GM-food has been shown, among other things, to cause cancer, leukaemia, and stomach inflammation; but is there really any truth to this? What do the papers these organisations are [...]

#174 – Artificial Intelligence

July 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/174.mp3   I am AM %*% please enjoy this squishy human ‘entertainment’. Artificial intelligence is never going to happen, relax fellow [...]

Debunking Chemtrails – Introduction – #1

July 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

People online can unknowing find themselves in an echo-chamber, having their more fringe beliefs amplified and reinforced by a lack of exposure to conflicting views and evidence. That, coupled with the fact that anyone can publish anything online, has lead to a renaissance in conspiracy theories, pseudo-medical procedures, and general bad science. One of the more interesting conspiracy theories that seems to have grown in popularity over the last decade is the belief that the long-lasting white [...]

#173 – Bought

July 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/173.mp3 Bought is a 2015 Documentary in which Tony Bark (Quicksliver from Xmen not the Marvel extended universe) tries to tie together all sorts of health based conspiracy theories. The films titular idea is that big pharma is paying to spread diseases. This frankly idiotic idea is repeatedly asserted by a cavalcade of the under qualified, misrepresented, and down right [...]

#005 -F**k you Buck Mulligan – Science and Politics

July 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/fubm-005.mp3 Yeah I guess this week Buck bores C0nc0rdance for 50 mins or so about his inane ideals and politics. The topic, politic and science two low key and none hot button topics at all. What are the lines of where scientists should engage in politics, do they even exist? Is everything politics? Should Scientists be listened to as experts? Why all the questions? What is this, some sorta [...]

#172 – Alien: Covenant

June 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/172.mp3 Framed as a return to form after the calamity of Prometheus (which made $300 million profit ffs), Alien: Covenant is Ridley Scott’s, hopefully, final bash at the Alien franchise. We join a group of misfits with no real purpose or clear goal as they talk about a film with aliens and what [...]

Agent Orange – Introduction – #1

June 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Over the next few months, I plan to produce a series of blog posts followed by a series of videos documenting the history of Agent Orange by discussing its discovery and synthesis, the first warning signs which were ignored, its use in Vietnam, the aftermath of its use, the people who tried to convince us that it was safe, and the legal case against Monsanto et al and what is happening now to help those affected. In 1961, as part of America’s escalating war of counterinsurgency in Vietnam, [...]

#171 – Food, Inc

June 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/171.mp3 Food Inc a 2009 ‘Documentary’ on food production and consumption practices of North America. Mistaking less efficient and more labour intensive farming practices as some how better or natural is mistake. Food inc sets out to expose corporate greed or the while ignoring the exact same issue is ‘organic’ [...]

Agent Orange – Part Two – On the Origin of Agent Orange

June 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

The general consensus regarding the inception of Agent Orange, the infamous herbicide used during the Vietnam War, is that its origins lay in a laboratory somewhere back in the mid-twentieth century. However, I would argue that its actual origins lie in the Victorian era. I believe its story starts in 1881 with an English naturalist and the publication of his book ‘The Power of Movement of Plants‘. Although you might not have heard of this before, I guarantee that the majority of [...]