2017

#169 – Talking GMOs to skeptics

May 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/169.mp3 Myles feels like he needs to vent ok, let all just let him get this off his chest and be cool right? Myles recounts his experiences in giving a GMO evidence based talk to the skeptics in the pub throughout the [...]

#168 – Victorian Spiritualism

May 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/168.mp3 Sprits rap three times on this podcast if you are there… The nerds are joined by an apparition of Ash Pryce, writer of how to talk to the dead and accomplished skeptic. The crazy victorians really got into the dead even though it all started as a scam.   [...]

#167 – Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

May 14, 2017 // 2 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/167.mp3 In early 1986 a series of bad choices lead to a global incident. Reactor number 4 of Chernobyl nuclear power station melted down, how and why and what were the [...]

My Experience Giving a ProGMO Talk at Skeptics Events

May 11, 2017 // 1 Comment

  I realise that by publishing this video I run the risk of alienating a lot of subscribers and people who attend skeptic events, but I thought my experiences giving a proGMO talk were far too interesting to keep to myself. I am also not trying to bash any skeptical community. I have been attending my local skeptics in the pub (Teesside) since it started, and I love it. I can’t recommend it enough and I hope this video does not deter people from attending. Support Myles through [...]

Ozone Therapy Debunked – Part 1

April 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Even before its structure was known, ozone was, and still is to this day, used as a water and air steriliser, as well as a surface disinfectant. It has also been used in the past as a way of disinfecting wounds, but as technology has advanced, coupled with the fact that ozone is quite toxic, it fell out of favour. Now, like so many redundant medical practices, it has been adopted by the alternative medicine crowd where its proponents are promoting it as a panacea that has the ability to cure, [...]

#166 – Open Access Science

April 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/166.mp3 Boy is this an exciting topic to choose, but the access to science is so vital to so much. Having closed and difficult to reach areas of science can only hurt it. This week the nerds talk about the emergence of places like [...]

Ozone Therapy Debunked – Part 1

April 25, 2017 // 5 Comments

One of the scariest things I have ever experienced happened to me as I was running to shelter from a storm in Pennsylvania. It was the summer of 2012 and I was in the middle of a wood trying to light a campfire when, without warning, the heavens opened. Luckily for me and the people I was with, shelter was not far away and we all began to run towards it. As we did, I started to get a strange feeling on my arms as if something was tugging at my hair. I stopped to look and saw that my hair, even [...]

#165 – Lack of Science Jobs

April 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/165.mp3   Oh dear boys and girls, Myles and James have a disagreement, you know what to do! Form an immutable mental target of the ‘other’ and project an argument on to them. In this weeks exciting episode Myles and James have a civil discussion about science [...]

My Experience Giving a ProGMO Talk at Skeptics Events

April 18, 2017 // 10 Comments

For decades now, organisations like Greenpeace, GM-Freeze, and Friends of the Earth have done a fantastic job convincing the population that GM-food is harmful to humans. To do this, they have quoted scientific literature that claims GMOs have been shown, among other things, to cause cancer, leukaemia, and stomach inflammation; but is there really any truth to these claims? What do the papers these organisations are promoting really say, and do they have any flaws? Or, in actual fact, are GMOs [...]