Category: Science

COVID-19: The Worst May Be Behind Us, But Important Lessons Remain

We’ve all been hunkering down for the last month or so. Between the ongoing pandemic and worsening economic outlook, we’ve needed some good news. Luckily, there might now be some. COVID-19’s death rate appears to be on the decline in the United States. While this is certainly welcome information, there are some important takeaways this […]

Why “X Is Like Y Chemically” Is Meaningless (And Why It’s Not An Insult To Be Told You’re Wrong)

I was recently in a discussion that invoked the “X is dangerous for you because it’s only one atom/molecule away from Y” argument. In this specific case, the argument being made by Person A was that Drug X was dangerous because it was chemically similar to Drug Y. While the conclusion that the drug is […]

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