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

March 25, 2014  
In Episode 5 of "The Infectious Myth" David's guest is another David, David Rasnick, who has worked for almost 20 years with Peter Duesberg on the theory that aneuploidy, not gene mutations causes cancer. 
Aneuploidy refers to a cell that has the wrong number and type of chromosomes. Human cells are normally diploid, meaning that they have exactly two copies of every chromosome (except for the X and Y chromosomes that form an asymmetrical pair). According to Rasnick, every cancer tumor cell is aneuploid, often to a massive degree. On average, cancer cells have 70% more chromosomes than the cell should have.
By contrast, the mutation theory has struggled to explain cancer, having to drag in many mutations, that must occur in the same cell, in order for cancer to occur. The mutation theory does not explain why people  generally get cancer later in life, if they are born with their mutations. If mutations occur later, how do they all occur in the same cell?
David Rasnick discusses the history of the aneuploidy theory, going back to the 1800s. He talks about what can cause aneuploidy, and how evidence of aneuploidy is used outside the United States to define a substance as carcinogenic. He addresses claims of the discovery of diploid tumors and why he claims that these are due to either bad techniques (not looking at the cells in place in the tumor, for example) or to not realizing that even cells that are close to diploid can be aneuploid.
An example of cells that are close to diploid are those in people with Downs Syndrome, who have one extra chromosome in every cell. Even with this smallest possible deviation from the proper chromosome count, people experience many physical and mental problems, including a higher risk of cancer, and a shortened lifespan. Cells with only 10% more chromosomes than normal might be classified as diploid, but would still be seriously destabilized.
To learn more about aneuploidy go to David Rasnick's cancer website:
You can start with "Aneuploidy theory in plain language" and, if you want to know a lot more, you can read his highly technical 2012 book, "The Chromosomal Imbalance Theory of Cancer: The Autocatalyzed Progression of Aneuploidy is Carcinogenesis".
March 20, 2014  

In episode 4 David Crowe interviews Liam Scheff, author of the 2012 book, "Official Stories: Counter-Arguments for a Culture in Need" which Liam describes as "Official stories existing to protect officials". Liam is a critic of many myths of modern society, seeing science as a modern religion that needs to promote myths with the fervor of religions. Liam also broke the story of the "Incarnation Children's Center" orphanage in New York City that allegedly used poor children as guinea pigs in highly profitable pharmaceutical AIDS drug trials. 

David and Liam have a conversation that ranges from the incomprehensibly enormous time and space of the universe down to questions of the incomprehensible smallness of viruses.
March 12, 2014  

David talked with Professor Peter Gøtzsche, head of the Cochrane Institute in Denmark about two books he has recently published. Peter explains how his 2012 book, “Mammography Screening: Truth Lies and Controversy”, dismantles the myth that mammography is beneficial, that mammography just leads to over diagnosis, severe anxiety in women, even those whose false alarm is later withdrawn, and has never been shown to have any reduction in the overall death rate for women. Peter explains that his 2013 book, “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How big pharma has corrupted healthcare” has a strong title, but one that is justified by the US government definition of Organized Crime. While pharmaceutical companies have been fined billions of dollars for illegal behavior, they are still getting away with literal murder. Although surveys show that the general public do not trust drug companies, they do trust their doctors. So drug companies can lavish attention (money) on doctors knowing that their patients will believe that their doctors offer an independent opinion about the value of drugs. Peter explains that this is a myth, that most doctors get most information about drugs from pharmaceutical companies. Drug companies also manipulate research, suppressing studies that show a negative result, and promoting research that shows a positive result, even if that research is biased. So that this discussion is not too depressing, at the end David asks Dr. Gøtzsche for ideas on how individuals can protect themselves a corrupt and deadly system.


March 4, 2014  

In Episode 2 David Crowe talks with Dr. Charles Geshekter, a retired professor of African history, and an expert in Somalia. He talks about how the AIDS theory dumbs down our approach to African problems to a single virus but that, using Somalia as an example, each region has unique historical, cultural and geographical factors that have led them to their current situation. Dr. Geshekter also talks about how he first started to question the HIV=AIDS dogma because he could not believe that accurate statistics could be gathered from many countries in Africa, where even basic infrastructure did not function. He applied those questions to statistics in his home state of California. There, statistics are gathered with more rigor, but contain striking anomalies that nobody seemed interested in trying to explain.


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