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

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
June 4, 2019  
Moorea Maguire wrote to say she was unhappy with my coverage of transgender issues. So, instead of going back and forth on emails, which I find tends to harden positions, we decided to have a conversation on the air. Despite the best efforts of the Mexican internet to disrupt things, we found that we agreed on many things, and disagreed on others. Please let us know your thoughts.
May 21, 2019  
Jeff Deskovic spent 16 years in jail for a horrific crime…that he did not commit. After being released, with part of a financial settlement he received, he started the Deskovic Foundation, dedicated to the exonerations of others, and went back to school, culminating in graduating with a law degree just before this interview. Jeff is a passionate advocate for the wrongfuly convicted, and talks about how he was convicted on the basis of a false confession, how DNA evidence and a true confession finally exonerated him. He also describes some of the reasons for false convictions, both in general, and by reference to some of the cases his foundation is currently involved with.
 
To learn more about Jeff’s work, to volunteer, or to donate, see: https://www.deskovicfoundation.org
May 16, 2019  
Tim Noakes is a professor of medicine and sports who ran into a spot of trouble because he promoted a high fat, low carb diet, while many of his colleagues were still welded to the low fat dietary fad. In the discussion Tim describes how he was always athletic, but ended up with diabetes anyway. He researched diet, became convinced that high carb diets were the culprit, and transitioned to a high fat, low carb diet, leaving diabetes behind him. We discuss his history, the rise and (almost) fall of the low fat, high carb diet, and also how he managed to avoid losing his medical license when challenged by his peers.
 
Now that he is retired, he spends his time at his foundation, promoting his dietary ideas.. You can learn more about it, and support it financially here: https://thenoakesfoundation.org
May 7, 2019  
David discusses the conflict between lesbians and those male-born transgender activists who assert their right to be a woman just by saying so, and who want to be classed as lesbians despite their male genitalia. Amy asserts the right of lesbian to restrict their sexual attraction to people without penises, if that is what they feel, without being accused of transphobia. Whereas the non-violent objections of lesbians (and other categories often include in the insult ‘TERF’ - Trans-Exclusive Radical Feminist) are often described as violence, the violent rhetoric, art and sometimes actions of transgender activists and their allies, are excused as a legitimate response to transphobia.
 
You can find Amy on Medium at: https://medium.com/@amydyess83

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