Science
Jan
13
2022

Jay Bhattacharya: The Case Against Lockdowns (video)

Lex Fridman Podcast, video included. It's over two hours long, so use the chapter information.
Jan
13
2022

gain of function (GoF) virus research

studies with the potential to enhance the pathogenicity or transmissibility of potential pandemic pathogens (PPPs) --National Institutes of Health
Jan
13
2022

The Illusion of Truth (video)

Study-based conclusions about how we discern truth, with "cognitive ease" being a major factor. Video from Veritasium embedded.
Jan
09
2022

COVID-19: Amplification of Public Health Consequences by Media Exposure

In the past, "media coverage of events had unintended consequences for those at relatively low risk for direct exposure, leading to potentially severe public health repercussions" --American Psychological Association
Jan
07
2022

computer virus

"a piece of code which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data" -- Google dictionary
Jan
05
2022

Is there a COVID cult?

Some places are more cult than others...
Jan
03
2022

China's artificial intelligence "prosecutor"

Researchers “trained” the machine between 2015 and 2020 using over 17,000 cases. It can now charge a suspect based on 1,000 “traits” gathered from a human-documented description of a case. At present, the machine can charge eight of the most common crimes in Shanghai --yahoo.com
Jan
02
2022

Great Barrington Declaration

"As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection."
Dec
30
2021

Nikola Tesla

"was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system." --wikipedia
Dec
30
2021

popular science

an interpretation of science intended for a general audience --wikipedia.com
Dec
26
2021

fine-tuned universe (concept)

suggests that the occurrence of life in the universe is very sensitive to the values of certain fundamental physical constants and that the observed values are, for some reason, improbable. -wikipedia
Dec
22
2021

Roger Penrose

British mathematician, mathematical physicist, philosopher of science and Nobel Laureate in Physics.
Dec
22
2021

Dr. Chris Whitty (Chief Medical Officer for England)

His position on Covid, by request.
Dec
16
2021

Katherine Johnson

Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her 33-year career at NASA and its predecessor. Her story became the movie Hidden Figures. She lived to be 101 years old. --wikipedia
Dec
08
2021

Jungian cognitive functions (theory)

Jung noted four main psychological functions: thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition. He introduced them with having either an internally focused (introverted) or externally focused (extraverted) tendency which he called "attitudes". --wikipedia
Dec
07
2021

Veritasium (YouTube channel)

Science and math channel with 11 million subscribers and 1.4 billion views. Sample video included.
Dec
04
2021

the Mandela effect

an unusual phenomenon where a large group of people remember something differently than how it occurred --healthline.com
Nov
20
2021

Khan Academy

Our mission is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere.
Nov
15
2021

It's Okay To Be Smart (YouTube channel)

Popular science topics, 4.31M subscribers
Oct
29
2021

The Fibonacci sequence or "golden ratio"

Almost everything has dimensional properties that adhere to the ratio of 1.618, so it seems to have a fundamental function for the building blocks of nature. --investopedia.com