It is hard to estimate how our daily activities contribute to contracting COVID-19. How risky is a 60-minute trip to the supermarket? How about a presidential debate with a known infected individual? The Microcovid Calculator is a simple tool to calculate risk based on published scientific literature on transmission. It outputs risk in the formContinue reading “Calculating risk with MicroCOVIDs”

# Category Archives: Science

## Proof that 2 = 1

From Overcoming Bias, a proof that 2 is, in fact, equal to one. First let x = y = 1. x = y x2 = xy x2 – y2 = xy – y2 (x + y)(x – y) = y(x – y) x + y = y 2 = 1 There is a simple flawContinue reading “Proof that 2 = 1”

## An exceptionally simple theory of everything

Clive Thompson provides a nice backstory to the Physics paper most likely to become a movie if it’s true: An exceptionally simple theory of everything” by Garrett Lisi, a 39-year-old surfer/physicist affiliated with no university. The Wikipedia page provides a nice explanation of the paper, its reception by the physics community, and a pretty visualizationContinue reading “An exceptionally simple theory of everything”