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Rational Mask Mandates

To the Honorable First Last: In response to KOAA’s coverage of parents signing an open letter seeking mask mandates in school, I felt it was necessary to summarize the roughly 1,500 crash course hours in virology, immunology and epidemiology I’ve accomplished over the last nineteen months in addition to the decades of statistical education and […]

Carl Sagan’s Nine Rules of Baloney Detection

1. Wherever possible there must be independent confirmation of the “facts.”2. Encourage substantive debate on the evidence by knowledgeable proponents of all points of view.3. Arguments from authority carry little weight — “authorities” have made mistakes in the past. They will do so again in the future. Perhaps a better way to say it is […]

The Covid Letters – August 7, 2021

To Whom It May Concern: I applaud your efforts to quantify the effects of Covid-19 in a meaningful way. Unfortunately, both individuals and often country governments have stopped trusting salient information, two two reasons: A) Conflicting information from multiple sources B) Very poor presentation of information in disjointed and constantly shifting organization. I am writing […]


The current global warming aka climate change is more properly known as an Interglacial Period. It’s the fifth such interglacial period over the last 420,000 years, and in another 60 to 120 thousand years, we’ll have another. Mankind didn’t cause the last four interglacial periods, which were nearly identical in terms of rises in temperature, […]

The Perennial Password Maker

Here’s how this works: The superset below consists of 32,767 characters. All characters in the superset are completely random. Even so, never copy two or more consecutive characters! Instead… Scroll down to a random spot. Copy a character here, then a character there, scroll around, and repeat. Be random. When you’ve collected enough characters for […]

Covid-19 Vaccination Stats – May 21, 2021

Ignorant Idiot: “It’s scary when supposed people of science are so quick to throw caution to the wind and force medicine based on relatively new technology on people who don’t want it and likely don’t need it when we don’t even have a year’s worth of results to see if it’s remotely safe.” Reality: As […]