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The Infectious Myth

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The Infectious Myth
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The Infectious Myth

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On "The Infectious Myth" host David Crowe will examine the questionable or outright false paradigms that infect our society.

Latest Episodes

The Infectious Myth - Meghan Murphy on the Female/Transgender Rights Clash, and Freedom of Speech

David interviews Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy who, because she continues to speak out firmly, with conviction, and unbowed by death threats, continues to be targeted. She talked in Toronto at a public library. While the chief librarian held firm, outside the venue a mob yelled slurs at people attending. She talked with others at another event in Vancouver, which was also besieged by demonstrators. Vancouver is also home to Jessica or Jonathan Yaniv, who achieved fame by dragging 15 women to the BC Human Rights Tribunal for refusing to give their male genitalia a brazilian wax. The case is over, and David and Meghan describe the outcome. Meghan runs the website:https://www.feministcurrent.com

58 MIN1 w ago
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The Infectious Myth - Meghan Murphy on the Female/Transgender Rights Clash, and Freedom of Speech

The Infectious Myth - Gender Issues

David discusses gender issues in this episode, summarizing an online correspondence with Larry Cahill, a neuroscientist who thinks that differences between male and female brains are clear, differences between men and women in sports, and how recent research shows they are not erased by testosterone lowering, the impact of gender self id on crime and imprisonment, and more.

50 MINOCT 16
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The Infectious Myth - Gender Issues

The Infectious Myth - Flawed Forensics with Frederic Whitehurst

Frederic Whitehurst, a PhD chemist, lawyer, and former employee of the FBI Crime Lab, speaks with David about flaws in forensic evidence. While at the crime lab he was involved with major cases including the 1983 World Trade Center bombing, a 1993 assassination attempt on President Bush, the 1989 Avianca Airlines bombing and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Frederic was a whistle blower about lab misconduct in the 1990s. When the FBI tried to shoot the messenger, he was involved in a ten year court battle. He was vindicated with ha major financial settlement and an agreement to reform practices. Years later the Washington Post discovered that at least one major promise was broken. Flaws in forensic evidence include the scientific basis for the analysis, lack of proper validation and, perhaps most importantly, outright fraud. To learn more about Frederic’s work at the National Whistleblower Center, see:https://www.whistleblowers.org/members/dr-frederic-whitehurst/

58 MINOCT 2
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The Infectious Myth - Flawed Forensics with Frederic Whitehurst

The Infectious Myth - Detransitioning

This week’s guest, a Canadian woman going by the name of “Ben”, lived as a transman for a while, before deciding that this was a mistake, and that she was actually a lesbian. Classifying herself as a “butch", and using a masculine name, she still sees herself as a woman. She is establishing an organization for the many people who are detransitioning, out of the sight of most of the media and so-called support organizations, who do not like this phenomenon, in an era of gender affirmation. As her views have changed, she has become aware of the dangers to females of self-identification, and the physical and psychological risks of transitioning, whether socially, chemically or through surgery. She is currently establishing an organization to help the increasing number of detransitioners, including many who are suffering the after effects of hormones or surgery that they now regret. You can find her as “gnc centric" on twitter, YouTube and Medium.

59 MINSEP 18
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The Infectious Myth - Detransitioning

The Infectious Myth - Fluoridation Again, with Paul Connett and Bob Dickson

After our last discussion of water fluoridation in 222, it was expected that the University of Calgary would deliver a pro-fluoridation report, which would be used by a city council committee to recommend fluoridation of this major Canadian city (well over one million people). But the report, while pro-fluoride overall, admitted that the data on neurological effects (e.g. lower IQ) was concerning, and city council cancelled the committee meeting, presumably to regroup the pro-fluoride forces. David is joined again by Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network and Bob Dickson of Safe Water Calgary, with some written comments from Hardy Limeback, formerly head of preventive dentistry at the University of Toronto. Some of the documents mentioned in this discussion are: (A) CADTH report:https://www.cadth.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/HT0022%20CWF%20-%20Clinical%20report.pdf(B) Response to the CADTH Report:http://fluoridealert.org/articles/20-experts-show-cadth-review-seriously-flawed(C) O...

58 MINSEP 11
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The Infectious Myth - Fluoridation Again, with Paul Connett and Bob Dickson

The Infectious Myth - Fluoridation Again, with Paul Connett and Bob Dickson

After our last discussion of water fluoridation in 222, it was expected that the University of Calgary would deliver a pro-fluoridation report, which would be used by a city council committee to recommend fluoridation of this major Canadian city (well over one million people). But the report, while pro-fluoride overall, admitted that the data on neurological effects (e.g. lower IQ) was concerning, and city council cancelled the committee meeting, presumably to regroup the pro-fluoride forces. David is joined again by Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network and Bob Dickson of Safe Water Calgary, with some written comments from Hardy Limeback, formerly head of preventive dentistry at the University of Toronto. Some of the documents mentioned in this discussion are: (A) CADTH report:https://www.cadth.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/HT0022%20CWF%20-%20Clinical%20report.pdf(B) Response to the CADTH Report:http://fluoridealert.org/articles/20-experts-show-cadth-review-seriously-flawed(C) O...

58 MINSEP 4
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The Infectious Myth - Fluoridation Again, with Paul Connett and Bob Dickson

The Infectious Myth - Intersex and Transgender with Claire Graham

Claire Graham is a British intersex advocate, and an intersex woman herself. David discusses the new attention given to intersex issues, as they are often used to bolster the claim that sex and gender are not binary. But ‘intersex’ is a misleading term, because almost all cases are quite easily determined to be men and women, and in many cases, such as Claire’s, there are no characteristics of the opposite sex at all, just an abnormal development of the sexual anatomy. Claire has experienced significant hostility from some transgender rights activists, and has been banned on Twitter. Yet other transgender people have supported her, and don’t want the idea of distinct sexes banned. Claire maintains a blog at:https://mrkhvoice.com

58 MINAUG 28
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The Infectious Myth - Intersex and Transgender with Claire Graham

The Infectious Myth - Walkable City Rules with Jeff Speck

Jeff Speck is a well known urban designer who has a passion for making cities more walkable, as shown by his book, “Walkable City” and the recent follow-on, “Walkable City Rules”. David and Jeff discuss why it is important to make cities more walkable, what’s wrong with many current North American cities, what should be done, and how this can be accomplished politically. Optimistically, change is coming, one step at a time. For more, see Jeff’s website:https://www.jeffspeck.com

57 MINAUG 21
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The Infectious Myth - Walkable City Rules with Jeff Speck

The Infectious Myth - CO2 and Temperature: Friends, Enemies or Ships crossing in the night?

W. Jackson Davis is a Berkely, Oregon and Stanford educated climate science who has studied historical estimates of temperature and CO2. He first explains how these are estimated historically using so-called proxies, and then how there is little correlation between the two phenomena and, when there is, it is generally temperature changes that precede changes in CO2 levels. This was document in a 2017 paper entitled, “The Relationship between Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration and Global Temperature for the Last 425 Million Years”. Davis does not believe CO2 is harmless, however, he does believe that it contributes to the acidification of the oceans. For more information on this week’s guest see:http://EnvironmentalStudiesInstitute.org

58 MINAUG 14
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The Infectious Myth - CO2 and Temperature: Friends, Enemies or Ships crossing in the night?

The Infectious Myth - Psychological Dangers of Gender Affirmation with Oren Amitay

Oren Amitay is a Canadian psychologist, practitioner and university teacher, who has been outspoken about the dangers of gender affirmation, unquestioningly accepting someone’s claim that they are not their biological sex without dealing with the other conditions and life factors that they are almost certainly dealing with.. The vast majority of teenagers with gender dysphoria will normally ‘grow out’ of this by the time they are 20, but gender affirmation will encourage more of them to proceed to hormones and surgery, with lifelong health problems, and no possibility of returning to their original biological state. Amitay also talks about censorship, being kicked off twitter and out of the Ontario Psychological Association, and describes how many colleagues support him but are afraid to speak out. Despite this Amitay continues to advocate for an open discussion of the best psychological approaches to children and teens who in genuine distress due to their inability to accept the...

58 MINAUG 7
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The Infectious Myth - Psychological Dangers of Gender Affirmation with Oren Amitay

Latest Episodes

The Infectious Myth - Meghan Murphy on the Female/Transgender Rights Clash, and Freedom of Speech

David interviews Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy who, because she continues to speak out firmly, with conviction, and unbowed by death threats, continues to be targeted. She talked in Toronto at a public library. While the chief librarian held firm, outside the venue a mob yelled slurs at people attending. She talked with others at another event in Vancouver, which was also besieged by demonstrators. Vancouver is also home to Jessica or Jonathan Yaniv, who achieved fame by dragging 15 women to the BC Human Rights Tribunal for refusing to give their male genitalia a brazilian wax. The case is over, and David and Meghan describe the outcome. Meghan runs the website:https://www.feministcurrent.com

58 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Infectious Myth - Meghan Murphy on the Female/Transgender Rights Clash, and Freedom of Speech

The Infectious Myth - Gender Issues

David discusses gender issues in this episode, summarizing an online correspondence with Larry Cahill, a neuroscientist who thinks that differences between male and female brains are clear, differences between men and women in sports, and how recent research shows they are not erased by testosterone lowering, the impact of gender self id on crime and imprisonment, and more.

50 MINOCT 16
Comments
The Infectious Myth - Gender Issues

The Infectious Myth - Flawed Forensics with Frederic Whitehurst

Frederic Whitehurst, a PhD chemist, lawyer, and former employee of the FBI Crime Lab, speaks with David about flaws in forensic evidence. While at the crime lab he was involved with major cases including the 1983 World Trade Center bombing, a 1993 assassination attempt on President Bush, the 1989 Avianca Airlines bombing and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Frederic was a whistle blower about lab misconduct in the 1990s. When the FBI tried to shoot the messenger, he was involved in a ten year court battle. He was vindicated with ha major financial settlement and an agreement to reform practices. Years later the Washington Post discovered that at least one major promise was broken. Flaws in forensic evidence include the scientific basis for the analysis, lack of proper validation and, perhaps most importantly, outright fraud. To learn more about Frederic’s work at the National Whistleblower Center, see:https://www.whistleblowers.org/members/dr-frederic-whitehurst/

58 MINOCT 2
Comments
The Infectious Myth - Flawed Forensics with Frederic Whitehurst

The Infectious Myth - Detransitioning

This week’s guest, a Canadian woman going by the name of “Ben”, lived as a transman for a while, before deciding that this was a mistake, and that she was actually a lesbian. Classifying herself as a “butch", and using a masculine name, she still sees herself as a woman. She is establishing an organization for the many people who are detransitioning, out of the sight of most of the media and so-called support organizations, who do not like this phenomenon, in an era of gender affirmation. As her views have changed, she has become aware of the dangers to females of self-identification, and the physical and psychological risks of transitioning, whether socially, chemically or through surgery. She is currently establishing an organization to help the increasing number of detransitioners, including many who are suffering the after effects of hormones or surgery that they now regret. You can find her as “gnc centric" on twitter, YouTube and Medium.

59 MINSEP 18
Comments
The Infectious Myth - Detransitioning

The Infectious Myth - Fluoridation Again, with Paul Connett and Bob Dickson

After our last discussion of water fluoridation in 222, it was expected that the University of Calgary would deliver a pro-fluoridation report, which would be used by a city council committee to recommend fluoridation of this major Canadian city (well over one million people). But the report, while pro-fluoride overall, admitted that the data on neurological effects (e.g. lower IQ) was concerning, and city council cancelled the committee meeting, presumably to regroup the pro-fluoride forces. David is joined again by Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network and Bob Dickson of Safe Water Calgary, with some written comments from Hardy Limeback, formerly head of preventive dentistry at the University of Toronto. Some of the documents mentioned in this discussion are: (A) CADTH report:https://www.cadth.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/HT0022%20CWF%20-%20Clinical%20report.pdf(B) Response to the CADTH Report:http://fluoridealert.org/articles/20-experts-show-cadth-review-seriously-flawed(C) O...

58 MINSEP 11
Comments
The Infectious Myth - Fluoridation Again, with Paul Connett and Bob Dickson

The Infectious Myth - Fluoridation Again, with Paul Connett and Bob Dickson

After our last discussion of water fluoridation in 222, it was expected that the University of Calgary would deliver a pro-fluoridation report, which would be used by a city council committee to recommend fluoridation of this major Canadian city (well over one million people). But the report, while pro-fluoride overall, admitted that the data on neurological effects (e.g. lower IQ) was concerning, and city council cancelled the committee meeting, presumably to regroup the pro-fluoride forces. David is joined again by Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network and Bob Dickson of Safe Water Calgary, with some written comments from Hardy Limeback, formerly head of preventive dentistry at the University of Toronto. Some of the documents mentioned in this discussion are: (A) CADTH report:https://www.cadth.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/HT0022%20CWF%20-%20Clinical%20report.pdf(B) Response to the CADTH Report:http://fluoridealert.org/articles/20-experts-show-cadth-review-seriously-flawed(C) O...

58 MINSEP 4
Comments
The Infectious Myth - Fluoridation Again, with Paul Connett and Bob Dickson

The Infectious Myth - Intersex and Transgender with Claire Graham

Claire Graham is a British intersex advocate, and an intersex woman herself. David discusses the new attention given to intersex issues, as they are often used to bolster the claim that sex and gender are not binary. But ‘intersex’ is a misleading term, because almost all cases are quite easily determined to be men and women, and in many cases, such as Claire’s, there are no characteristics of the opposite sex at all, just an abnormal development of the sexual anatomy. Claire has experienced significant hostility from some transgender rights activists, and has been banned on Twitter. Yet other transgender people have supported her, and don’t want the idea of distinct sexes banned. Claire maintains a blog at:https://mrkhvoice.com

58 MINAUG 28
Comments
The Infectious Myth - Intersex and Transgender with Claire Graham

The Infectious Myth - Walkable City Rules with Jeff Speck

Jeff Speck is a well known urban designer who has a passion for making cities more walkable, as shown by his book, “Walkable City” and the recent follow-on, “Walkable City Rules”. David and Jeff discuss why it is important to make cities more walkable, what’s wrong with many current North American cities, what should be done, and how this can be accomplished politically. Optimistically, change is coming, one step at a time. For more, see Jeff’s website:https://www.jeffspeck.com

57 MINAUG 21
Comments
The Infectious Myth - Walkable City Rules with Jeff Speck

The Infectious Myth - CO2 and Temperature: Friends, Enemies or Ships crossing in the night?

W. Jackson Davis is a Berkely, Oregon and Stanford educated climate science who has studied historical estimates of temperature and CO2. He first explains how these are estimated historically using so-called proxies, and then how there is little correlation between the two phenomena and, when there is, it is generally temperature changes that precede changes in CO2 levels. This was document in a 2017 paper entitled, “The Relationship between Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration and Global Temperature for the Last 425 Million Years”. Davis does not believe CO2 is harmless, however, he does believe that it contributes to the acidification of the oceans. For more information on this week’s guest see:http://EnvironmentalStudiesInstitute.org

58 MINAUG 14
Comments
The Infectious Myth - CO2 and Temperature: Friends, Enemies or Ships crossing in the night?

The Infectious Myth - Psychological Dangers of Gender Affirmation with Oren Amitay

Oren Amitay is a Canadian psychologist, practitioner and university teacher, who has been outspoken about the dangers of gender affirmation, unquestioningly accepting someone’s claim that they are not their biological sex without dealing with the other conditions and life factors that they are almost certainly dealing with.. The vast majority of teenagers with gender dysphoria will normally ‘grow out’ of this by the time they are 20, but gender affirmation will encourage more of them to proceed to hormones and surgery, with lifelong health problems, and no possibility of returning to their original biological state. Amitay also talks about censorship, being kicked off twitter and out of the Ontario Psychological Association, and describes how many colleagues support him but are afraid to speak out. Despite this Amitay continues to advocate for an open discussion of the best psychological approaches to children and teens who in genuine distress due to their inability to accept the...

58 MINAUG 7
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The Infectious Myth - Psychological Dangers of Gender Affirmation with Oren Amitay
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