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

February 25, 2020  

David Crowe discusses Peter Schryvers new book “Bad Data” with the author. It describes some of the many ways that numbers are used in our society, from measuring the performance of children in school with tests, or trying to quantify the safety of a highway. While numbers can be useful, they can also lead to completely counter-productive, and often counter-intuitive outcomes, and there are some fascinating stories in the book that illustrates this. Many of the topics David has covered on this show are subject to measurement. We haven’t covered education a lot, but certainly medicine, justice and politics are subject to massive amounts of measurements and analysis, sometimes ignoring reality for the magical power of the numbers.

February 18, 2020  
Gregory Brown is a Professor of Exercise Science who recently submitted an expert report on the impact of biological males, such as transgender women, in female sports. Some differences are obviously simply by looking at elite male athletes, who have significantly more musculature, are taller, and have stronger and larger skeletons than women. Others are less obvious, such as the wider hip structure of women, great oxygen carrying capacity of the blood in women. Depending on the type of sport, men have a 10% to 30% advantage over women. As women’s sports have become better funded, leading to equitable training between men and women, the significant differences between men and women have stabilized. Transgender women in female sports will destroy the motivation of women to participate in sports, knowing that at any time a second rate male athlete can simply declare that they feel like a woman, and win races. Greg Brown and David also discuss how the evidence is mounting that even lengthy hormone treatments does very little to erase the biological advantage that males build up through puberty.
February 11, 2020  
Heather Mason learned about biological males being assigned to women’s prisons in Canada by being sentenced to one, on drug charges, and experiencing the problems this causes directly. After getting out for the last time, and kicking her drug habit, she became a voice for incarcerated women in Canada, particularly on the issue of gender Self ID. David and Heather talk about these situations, that these biological males are still sexually attracted to women, that they harass women, that sex reassignment surgery does not modify the personality. Heather also notes that women are often given training in how to be more assertive and to set boundaries around themselves, while biological males (regardless of gender identity) need training in how to be less assertive and aggressive. But in a women’s prison, biological males get the training designed for biological females.
Heather is one of the founding members of  Canadian Women’s Sex Based Rights:
February 4, 2020  
Harry Haverkos was one of the first AIDS researchers. Although he accepts that HIV plays a role in AIDS, he also has studied the connection between nitrite inhalants, known as ‘poppers’, and Kaposi’s Sarcoma, one of the two diseases that defined GRID - Gay Related Immune Deficiency. Poppers are immune suppressive, carcinogenic, and have a powerful effect on the vascular system, so they are well suited as a potential cause of some AIDS defining illnesses, especially KS. They are used as recreational drugs mostly by gay men, and were deeply embedded in gay life in the big cities of the US in the 1970s and 1980s, and are still easily found today. It is rare to have direct testimony from someone who was an insider in the early days of AIDS, especially at the time before the HIV theory of AIDS solidified, excluding any other cause. But, as Harry notes, in his mind, the cause of KS is still an open question.
David also briefly talks about his concerns about approaches to the new coronavirus panic in China, and has documented them at:
January 28, 2020  
David discusses two papers that James Lyons-Weiler of the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge (IPAK) regarding what a safe dosage of injected Aluminum would be, and how it is excreted from the body. They also talk about a recent WHO conference on vaccine safety, that seemed more concerned with public perceptions than actually making vaccines safe.
For more information on IPAK please visit:
Because of the new coronavirus scare, David has put his book chapter on SARS, the coronavirus scare of 2003, online at
January 21, 2020  
Jim Steele, a California based environmentalist, science educator and climate skeptic, returns to discuss the recent, devastating bush fires in Australia, and why he thinks they are not proof of the “Climate Catastrophe”. David and Jim discuss the natural role that fire plays in ecosystems in Australia and California, and how human activity can increase the fuel load, and how some groups resist removing fuel by prescribed burns, brushing, or logging.
Find out more about Jim’s work, ideas and opinions at:
January 14, 2020  
Lynne  Millican is a former RN who had to retire due to side effects from the GnRHa (Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Analog) drug Lupron, which she took for endometriosis and in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Lynne and David discuss the wide range of conditions for which the drug is used (but never approved for most), including the increasingly popular diagnosis of gender dysphoria. Lynne’s research has uncovered an even wider range of side effects, some of opposite to claims about the benefits of the drug, such as reduced ovarian function and cessation of menstruation, in a drug that is supposed to increase the chance of getting pregnant. Despite her disabilities Lynne has struggled for years to make more information on the adverse effects of Lupron known, starting a website, and assisting with legal cases. But despite this the FDA seems determined to protect the licensing of the drug, and has rebuffed contrary information, including a major review by licensed MD Dr. Redwine.
To find out more about Lupron and the work of Lynne  Millican see
January 8, 2020  
Nelson is a small, tranquil city hidden in Canada’s western mountains, but even it is not immune from the gender wars. Guest Donna Macdonald describes how women fought back when their beloved Women’s Centre was opened to people of all “marginalized genders”, including biological males. When the board of intersectionalist feminists refused to negotiate, their complaint went to the British Columbia Supreme Court, which eventually approved the conduct of a new AGM, including elections of a completely new board of directors. The board is now almost split between advocates for women and trans allies, so the tension has not been resolved yet. This is a good example of a seemingly small, local issue, that illustrates a much bigger issue.
December 10, 2019  
Michele Moore and Heather Brunskell-Evans are British academics and feminists who recently edited the book, “Inventing Transgender Children and Young People” (2019). With David they discuss the rapid rise in gender dysphoria and transgenderism in the UK, including the dominant role that transgender organizations have played in education and treatment of the vulnerable youth who are literally not comfortable in their own skin, and in the censorship and deplatforming of critics. The discussion covers sex versus gender versus gender roles, and the emerging issue of detransitioners, the formerly transgender youth who are returning to their natal sex, often missing body parts such has breasts or testicles. This is the second compilation by this pair on the same subject, the first was “Transgender Children: Born in Your Own Body” (2018). The discussion ends by considering whether the wave of transgender ideology and affirmation has peaked, and those concerned with the physical and mental health of children, and the protection of women, are making progress in resisting an ideology that demands that people “perform gender” and eventually have surgery in a usually futile effort to resolve deep-seated traumas and other psychological issues.
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”.

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