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

December 3, 2019  
Peter Gøtzsche was one of about 80 people who founded the Cochrane Collaboration in the 1990s, which became the world’s leading evidence based medicine organization, famous for its reviews of drugs, vaccines and other medical interventions. Peter became an advocate for obtaining all the information for reviews, including that which had been submitted to drug regulators, but never made public. When a review of the HPV vaccine was published by Cochrane, giving it a clean bill of health, Gøtzsche and colleagues publicly criticized it. This was seen as disloyal, but they knew that the review had missed a lot of less positive material. This may have been the major reason for Gøtzsche to be thrown out of his own organization, in a rather brutal fashion, the subject of his new book, “Death of a Whistelblower”.
 
November 26, 2019  
JCCF, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, is a Canadian, libertarian, legal non-profit that intervenes in cases based on issues they consider to be important. Recently, they represented female estheticians, mostly poor immigrant women of color, who refused to give a brazilian wax to biological male/transwoman J. Yaniv, and a Grade 1 girl who was told by her teacher that girls don’t exist, also based on gender ideology. Other issues they have become embroiled in include mandatory participation in an indigenous spiritual ceremony, and the issue of whether parents should be informed when their children join a Gay-Straight Alliance at school. Ironically, on some of these issues they have found themselves allied with Gender Critical Feminists who would traditionally have been on the opposite side of any social/political issue.
 
You can find out more about this organization and support their work at http://jccf.ca
 
November 12, 2019  
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
 
October 15, 2019  
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.
 
October 1, 2019  
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/
 
September 17, 2019  
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.
 
September 10, 2019  
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.
 
September 3, 2019  
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.
 
 
August 27, 2019  
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
August 21, 2019  
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

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