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August 12, 2019  

The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment. In this episode Gary goes in depth about Fast food availability linked with more heart attacks, Calcium is key to age-related memory loss, Ashwagandha-mediated Apoptosis In Breast Cancer Cells Is Associated With Alterations In Mitochondrial Dynamics, Taking Naps Helps Us Make Wiser Decisions, Study Finds, Low dose EGCG from Green Tea Alleviates Experimental Colitis by Subduing Inflammatory Cells and Cytokines, Breast Milk's Unique Composition May Actually Help Babies Tell Day From Night, Coriander is a potent weapon against antibiotic resistant bacteria, Study shows how food preservatives may disrupt human hormones and promote obesity, Artificial sweeteners trick the brain: study.

August 9, 2019  

Sander Hicks is an award-winning author, journalist, social activist and an independent publisher, now publishing the New York Megaphone newspaper. Earlier he was the founder of the independent Left Soft Skull Press.  From 2017-2019, he ran on a peace platform as a progressive Democrat candidate for the US Congress serving New York's 12th Congressional district. In the past he has worked on the campaigns of State Senator Julia Salazar and Queens district attorney Tiffany Caban. He has also been participating in the New Horizon conferences sponsored by Iran and hastraveled to that country on two occasions.  He is an active member and leader in the Society of Friends, Democratic Socialists of America and the Zen Studies Society. He currently operates Zen Space Makers, a crafty construction business in the Queens and his last book was "Slingshot to the Juggernaut."  His website is NewYorkMegaphone.com

 

August 8, 2019  

Jim Turner is one of the original Nader Raiders and a principal in the Washington law firm Swankin and Turner where he represents consumer interests concerning food, drugs, health and the environment, product safety and regulatory issues.  Jim has appeared before every major consumer regulatory agency including the FDA and NIH, the EPA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Trade Commission.  In the past he has served as a special counsel for several Senate committees such as the Committee on Food, Nutrition and Health and the Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Research.    He is the board chair of Citizens for Health and the author of “Voice of the People: The Trans-partisan Imperative in American Life.”   His websites are Swankin-Turner.com  and  Citizens.org

 

Update:  The Arctic is melting and the clock is ticking

Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.  He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.”  He is also a co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 3 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Commentary Hour.  His website is  GuyMcpherson.com
August 7, 2019  

The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment. In this episode Gary goes in depth about the mass shooting issue going on in America and we also hear from a mother whose child life was almost ruined thanks to vaccines.

 
 
August 6, 2019  
Activists gathered at the NYU school of Dentistry to protest the New York State officials who voted to repeal the religious exemption from vaccines. Public health advocate Gary Null spoke to the crowd about the safety of vaccines, the right of citizen's sovereignty over their bodies and what choices are available to preserve the health of their families.
August 5, 2019  

Medical Skepticism:  Today’s Scientific Cultural Disease

Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD

Progressive Radio Network, August 5, 2019



Modern day Skepticism is one of those annoying contagions that won't go away. It is rather like a persistent Candida yeast infection. It is painful to common sense. Worse, Skepticism flares up when you least expect it. On the internet, primarily on Wikipedia, its ideology and propaganda go largely unnoticed, camouflaged by sharp criticism serving as a non-appointed jury rather than an objective voice of logic. Therefore, we have no reservations in stating that the extreme scientific reductionism represented by Skepticism, especially biological and medical skepticism, is a serious threat to medical innovation, scientific discovery and in the long term public health. Although Skepticism has been a worldview dating back to the nineteenth century, today's Skepticism is far more radicalized. Because Skeptics believe they represent the pinnacle of scientific materialism, many of the movement's celebrity gurus feel they are the entitled saviors to redeem modern civilization from thousands of years of past history when human societies utilized medicinal plants and ancient mind-body practices to treat illnesses and the role of religion, spiritual practices, faith and belief to promote a sense of well being and psychological wholeness. As with so much of our dysfunctional postmodern world, Skepticism is therefore a natural outgrowth of white-dominant, patriarchal entitlement that continues to plague postmodern society. It is another perversion of identity politics however disguised under the banner of science. 

Within the larger Skeptic movement is a faction that goes under the name of Science Based Medicine (SBM). For the past 25 years, modern medicine has been steered by what is commonly known as Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), a widely accepted theory that sound clinical decision making for treating diseases should rely upon reliable evidence from randomized clinical trials and high quality published papers and meta-analyses. 

In principle, Science Based Medicine largely supports Evidence Based Medicine. And to their credit, SBM’s foremost spokespersons Steven Novella and David Gorski opening criticize EBM’s shortcomings, including the now epidemic of erroneous research being published in medical journals, the increasing trends in professional bias in order to reach positive results, and journals' financial incentives to publish junk studies. However, considering EBM's flaws and failures, SBM perceives itself as the next great leap for modern medicine in order to establish scientific consensus on medical discovery and therapeutic practices by including the plausibility principle. Repeatedly, without any sound understanding for why a certain alternative health therapy either succeeds or fails, Skeptics invoke plausibility as the only necessary criteria to discard outright non-conventional practices and therefore to advocate against funding research to investigate any promises they may hold. 

Yet relying upon the plausibility argument is simply a lazy-person’s way to lie to oneself.  And Skeptics are easily outraged whenever accused of entertaining subjective biases that taint their evaluation of medical therapies outside their cherishing-held belief system.  Whenever Skeptics are confronted with a scientific or medical narrative that is contrary to their own subjective biases, and in the absence of a scientifically valid argument based upon strong evidence to support Skepticism's counter-narrative, the Skeptic mind simply fills in the blank with the “plausibility” argument.  Plausibility thereby is conflated with reality. In one of his many screeds against homeopathy, Gorski undertakes his typical long-winded attempt to discredit the evidence that defines “plausibility bias,” also known as “belief bias.” It is not surprising therefore that SBM's most militant voices convey a brutally amateurish understanding of human psychology. 

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Yale reported in their paper “The Curse of Knowledge in Reasoning About False Beliefs” that there can be a “curse of knowledge bias” that contributes to false beliefs used by young children. That is, the researchers report, “adults’ own knowledge of an event’s outcome can compromise their ability to reason about another person’s beliefs about that event. The curse of false beliefs as contingent upon the plausibility argument goes to the heart of the "science wars" between Skeptical materialist views of medical science and advocates of non-conventional medical practices, including nutrition, naturopathy, Chinese and Ayurveda medicine, etc., whose world view is less narrowly linear and more akin to modern systems theory and the physics of cause and effect. What some psychologists call the "plausibility fallacy" is nothing other than being convinced about an irrational assumption that a plausible explanation is final proof. Aside from exaggerating its belief in the power and value of science, Skepticism in the biological sciences can more accurately be described as nihilistic skepticism, a trenchant to assert impossibility a priori and to convert reasonable doubts into unreasonable incredulity. When understood in this manner, SBM can be viewed as a kind of skeptical medical imperialism, an excess of science that muddles its own subjective and biased values with being scientifically factual. Do not schizophrenics also apply their twisted reasoning and logic in order to convince themselves about the truth in their hallucinations?  

From the standpoint of quantum physics, perhaps the gold standard of the modern hard sciences, implausibility is never a certainty, and not a yardstick to banish and ignore something that might only have a slight possibility of being true. In physics, it is always worth pursuing further. But rules of proof in Skepticism do not follow sound scientific inquiry. It is not surprising therefore to find that most militant skeptics, aside from Cal Tech astrophysicist Sean Carroll, hold professions in the life sciences. Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist; Sam Harris is a neuroscientist; Jerry Coyne and PZ Meyer are biologists; Daniel Dennett and Steven Pinker are cognitive scientists and philosophers; Paul Offit, Ben Goldacre, Stephen Barrett and most of the active members of the SBM cult are practicing medical physicians. 

We can review a case of applying the Skeptics own “plausibility” criteria to a medical legal decision that they have fervently disapproved of.  It is an excellent example of how Skeptics' irrational beliefs in fact trump rational plausibility. 

Skeptics and pro-vaccine advocates alike were appalled at the US Court of Federal Claims’ August 2007 decision to award damages for vaccine-induced autism to the family of Hannah Poling, a 19 month old toddler who received five vaccines during a single pediatrician visit.  Prior to the case, the Court's rulings under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program relied solely on the “preponderance of evidence” (EBM’s criteria) for assessing causation for vaccine-injuries. In other words, subjective testimonies, for example by the parents of vaccine-injured children, were excluded from the evidence. However, the Court changed its rules to include “plausibility,” and this is what led to the Court’s conclusion that it is biologically “plausible” that vaccines and their toxic ingredients can trigger adverse conditions leading to autism. This was the Court's ruling regarding Hannah Poling. 

 

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August 2, 2019  

Alan Wallace, a world-renowned author and Buddhist scholar trained by the Dalai Lama, and Sean Carroll, a world-renowned theoretical physicist and best-selling author, discuss the nature of reality from spiritual and scientific viewpoints. Their dialogue is mediated by theoretical physicist and author Marcelo Gleiser, director of Dartmouth’s Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement.

August 1, 2019  

Rob Kall is an American journalist and founder of the progressive, liberal news site Oped News, which was launched in 2003. In addition to being a long time anti-war and social activist.  He was ranked by Mediate  as one of the top 200 print/online columnists and OpedNews received the first Pillar Human Rights Reward for International Persons of Conscience awarded to the media for his support of whistleblowers. He is the author of several books, most recently the important "The Bottom Up Revolution: Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity," which provides a blue print for an ethical change in the dominant paradigm that has been recognized by people familiar to this audience, such as Henry Giroux, David Korten, Paul Craig Roberts and John Kiriakou.  Rob also hosts the Rob Kall Bottom Up News Hour every Wednesday at 8 pm on the Progressive Radio Network. His website is opednews.com

July 31, 2019  

The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment. Tickle' therapy could help slow ageing, Antioxidant compound from soybeans may prevent marijuana-induced blood vessel damage, High dietary total antioxidant capacity is associated with a reduced risk of hypertension in French women, Change in Plant-Based Diet Quality Is Associated with Changes in Plasma Adiposity-Associated Biomarker Concentrations in Women, Soy Isoflavone Improved Female Sexual Dysfunction Via Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Pathway, Study shows mango consumption has positive impact on inflammatory bowel disease, Energy Drinks Induce Acute Cardiovascular and Metabolic Changes Pointing to Potential Risks for Young Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Artificial light from digital devices lessens sleep quality.   

July 30, 2019  

The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment. Voicemail Line 862-800-6805 This new feature will allow listeners to call in and leave a voicemail question to all their favorite shows. All you have to do is call the number, Say your name, what show and what your question is. This will allow your voice to be heard on your favorite PRN shows and will allow a better host/listener connection. In this episode Gary breaks down the Muller report hearings and what to look for moving forward. 

 
 
 
 

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