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

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
August 13, 2019  
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
August 6, 2019  
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 their biological sex.
 
July 23, 2019  
William Malone is an MD and endocrinologist who is concerned about so-called affirmative care for youth with gender dysphoria. He discusses these concerns with David, including how they are diverting attention from pre-existing psychological conditions that are almost always present, how social transition makes the use of cross-sex hormones more likely, and the medical dangers of these hormones. He also points out that gender dysphoria will resolve by age twenty in over 80% of youth, and they will eventually accept their biological sex. 
 
More information on William Malone’s viewpoints can be found here: https://www.scribd.com/document/416757257/Gender-Dysphoria-Resource-for-Providers
July 2, 2019  
David, in his role as the president of Rethinking AIDS, recently wrote to the UK “bad blood” inquiry. The inquiry believes that the clotting factor that hemophiliacs need to reduce the risk of bleeding severely, was infected with HIV. But David cites the evidence that it was actually impurities in the “intermediate purity” clotting factor used in the 1980s that was one  problem, and the use of the drug AZT in HIV-positive hemophiliacs (and not in those who tested negative) was the cause of the extremely high death rate in hemophiliacs starting in the late 1990s, up to 13% of seropositives in one year, almost all taking AZT. The survival of some hemophiliacs in good health, who consistently refused AZT and later AIDS drugs, is further evidence that HIV was never the problem.
A copy of David’s letter to the inquiry, including citations, can be found here: http://reference.rethinkingaids.com/Letter_to_UK_Hemophilia_Inquiry.pdf
June 18, 2019  
Keidi Awadu, a raw vegan chef, wrote to David, less than complimentary about the Tim Noakes interview on high fat, high protein, high meat diets. Keidi believes that a vegan diet, with no animal products, is superior. Keidi and David go back a long way, which is how they start the discussion, but then they talk about what makes a good or bad diet. Both see the standard western diet, high in refined carbohydrates, as a big problem.
 
Find out more about what Keidi’s cooking up in his kitchen at: http://livingsuperfood.com
June 11, 2019  
David discusses water fluoridation with PhD chemist and head of the Fluoride Action Network, Paul Connett, and Calgary, Canada family physician and head of Safe Water Calgary, Bob Dickson. They discuss the problems of water fluoridation in general, and why it is suddenly a hot issue again in the city of Calgary, which has about 1.5 million residents.
 
For more information on the Fluoride Action Network: http://fluoridealert.org
 
For more information on Safe Water Calgary: https://www.safewatercalgary.com

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