Settled Science

Is there such a thing as settled science?  It depends on how you view science and its findings.  I was arguing viewpoints with a visiting health physicist, whose name, I forget, at a lab that I worked at for a short time.

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Mosquitoes Like Me

peoplelikeMosquitoes like me.  A friend says they don’t like him.  So what is the ratio of people that mosquitoes like and not like?  Why do then like me and not my friend?  The reservoir of people with the pathogen must be the ones that mosquitoes like.

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Filling in the Bits

sourcegenericSo there is a general model.  It covers all the cases, by not covering the cases.  It is usually so general that you don’t see the real complexity of the underlying until you start trying to implement something real.

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Eisenhower Park

San Antonio has encroached on Eisenhower Park.  In the seventies loop 410 was the outer loop and Eisenhower Park was still a part of Camp Bullis.    Now light pollution is endangering the night exercises at Camp Bullis, since the park was created sometime in the eighties.

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Quest for a Magic Formula

BivariateOutlierPeer into the crystal ball.  It will tell you the future.  This was what the principal researcher(PR) wanted.  To be more precise PR was the customer and he wanted a formula that would take a few simple measurements and return a yes or a no.  Simple enough, but it didn’t make sense.

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