POTUS Doesn’t Control Gas Prices

You’d think that by the year 2022 the general public would have learned how global economics works, but here we are in the 21st century and folks keep blaming the President of the United States (POTUS) for the price of gasoline. Social media is the main reason for the persistence of bad ideas like this,Continue reading “POTUS Doesn’t Control Gas Prices”

Woke Christianity?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines WOKE as follows. Woke is now defined in this dictionary as “aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice),” and identified as U.S. slang. It originated in African American English and gained more widespread use beginning in 2014 as part of the BlackContinue reading “Woke Christianity?”

The Gross Conceptual Error of Christian Nationalism

A picture is like a thousand words and the images below should be sufficient for demonstrating the grotesque problems with Christian Nationalism. However, I am going to say a few things anyway. Let us begin. MISSING CONNECTIONS Before we get into the details of what’s wrong with each image above, it is worth noting thatContinue reading “The Gross Conceptual Error of Christian Nationalism”

Faith Over Fear? Wut?!

This despicable and entirely unbiblical meme keeps popping up in the social media feeds of what I’ll assume (out of generosity) is a sincere desire to help others. 🤦🏻‍♂️ Overview Anti-mask/vaxx Christians keep using these verses to support their anti-science aggression. [2Timothy 1:7 CSB] 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear,Continue reading “Faith Over Fear? Wut?!”

The Politicization of Science?

How does one politicize Science when Science has NO political inputs? Indirectly. You politicize its participants and its outputs. How does this work out in reality? Short answers is disastrously. Now for the long answer. THE BIG IDEAS First, what is Science? It is an enterprise where human beings do their best to explain howContinue reading “The Politicization of Science?”

American “CR box” Pie

One of the awesome things about Twitter is the robust community of Science Communicators who work together sharing their expertise, their experiences, and sometimes silly things like using Rock & Roll to get a point across. The story of the Corsi-Rosenthal box is a long one that spans the country and the Internet of things.Continue reading “American “CR box” Pie”

COVID Aerosol Physics

In spite of evidence to the contrary, many people persist in the false belief that masks do not work, or that respiratory viruses are somehow not airborne. The Physics of aerosols is conceptually simple though mathematically complex. It’s also within the realm of what an undergraduate student in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering would encounter alongContinue reading “COVID Aerosol Physics”

COVID Vaccine Ingredients

The Pfizer vaccine has the following ingredients, which are essentially the same as what’s in the Moderna version, but they use a few different salts in their pH control and the lipid formula is slightly different. The explanations under the headings that follow include the percentage that each major ingredient group comprises. mRNA lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate),Continue reading “COVID Vaccine Ingredients”