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The Infectious Myth – Judy Wilyman on Vaccines and Censorship in Australia

Judy Wilyman received a PhD with a thesis on the Australian vaccination schedule from a major Australian university. She was heavily criticized because, people said, it was awarded by the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, and not medicine or hard core science. But she actually studied in science faculties, and it was just decided that a policy critique belonged …

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The Infectious Myth – Why Measles?

David has been investigating measles. He cannot solve the mystery of who is behind the strenuous effort to turn measles from a benign childhood illness into a deadly killer, but he can guess that it has dollar signs attached to it. What David can do is discuss some of the facts about measles statistics, which are quite surprising. Which is …

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The Infectious Myth – Fighting against Shaken Baby Syndrome with Keith Findley

Keith Findley is a law professor from the University of Wisconsin who has spent many years fighting injustices in the US justice system. One of them is convictions based on the Shaken Baby Syndrome hypothesis, sometimes treated as a dogma, now often called Abusive Head Trauma. Responding to an article in a pediatric journal, Findley and colleagues made a couple …

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The Infectious Myth – Stop the JNF with David Mivasair

David Mivasair is a Canadian rabbi who is part of a petition to remove charitable status from the Jewish National Fund, a major landowner in Israel that has a mission to provide land to Jews, but not to people of our groups, such as Palestinians, a bias that even the Israeli state is not allowed to enforce. Reasons for the …

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The Infectious Myth – Silencing Libby Emmons

Libby Emmons is an award-winning playwright who was member of a theater group called the Puss Collective, but got ejected because of her views on transgender issues. This was not the first time she had addressed these issues, they were also part of her rather provocatively named play, “How to sell your gang rape baby for parts”. In that play, …

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The Infectious Myth – George Maschke on Polygraphs

David discusses polygraphs, also known as lie detectors, with George Maschke. He makes the case that they are merely pseudoscience in fancy packaging designed to make gullible people confess to their sins based on the belief that the devices are infallible. Not only are they fallible, but George believes that they can be reliably fooled by your response to the …

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The Infectious Myth – David Healy on Medical Integrity

David discusses medical integrity with David Healy, a psychiatric researcher who is not afraid to speak his mind, such as in his books, “Let them eat Prozac” and “Pharmageddon”. They discuss the dismissal of Peter Gotzsche from the Cochrane Institute, that he helped found. This dismissal was partly due to Gotzsche’s insistence that meta-analyses of drugs, vaccines or other interventions, …

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The Infectious Myth – Jenn Smith’s Undogmatic Transgender Life

Jenn Smith is a transgender person, born into a male body, but often living with his feminine side. And yes, Jenn does not deny his biological maleness, and prefers the pronoun ‘he’, even when all glammed up. Jenn has a more nuanced view between the dogmatism of transgender activists, who object to statements, such as that a man can never …

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The Infectious Myth – Facing Campus Inequality with FACE’s Cynthia Garrett

Cynthia Garrett is a lawyer in California who is involved with the organization FACE, Families Advocating for Campus Equality. She discusses with David the problems with the existing Title IX procedures to investigate allegations of sexual assault by students at US colleges and universities, such as the use of a single investigator, pressure on colleges to increase the rate of …

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The Infectious Myth – Conspiring to discuss conspiracy theories with Kurtis Hagen

David discusses conspiracy theories with Kurtis Hagen, a former professor, who has written papers, books, and now a pamphlet, on the subject. He believes in “particularism”, that simply states that every theory that is tarred as a “conspiracy theory” needs to be evaluated individually on its merits, it’s logically absurd to a priori assume that all conspiracy theories are false, …