Science Denial? Rights Denial?

I’ve never actually met any “Science Deniers” who don’t believe that such methods can increase knowledge. IMHO, greater risks stem from more numerous and influential “Rights Deniers.” [Denying risks of democide also costs countless lives most decades.] I condemn any Continue reading Science Denial? Rights Denial?

Governor Hogan’s Science-Based Health Policies: An Information Request Experiment

Science-based policies have the awesome potential to be transparent throughout their logic, assumptions, uncertainties, and data. Societies are evolving their relationships with science, and any branches of government should logically be able to share their work when it comes to Continue reading Governor Hogan’s Science-Based Health Policies: An Information Request Experiment

Revisiting Imperial Risk Assessments of COVID-19

CDC Observational Data compared with approximations of Imperial College Model Projections from March 16 On March 16, 2020, the London “Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team” led by Neil Ferguson published their “Report 9: Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce Continue reading Revisiting Imperial Risk Assessments of COVID-19

Risk Assessment Update May 10 on U.S. COVID-19 Deaths

The COVID-19 testing itself is very challenging to find certainty in. Given that most COVID-19 deaths have co-factors, the data on total reported deaths should be by far the most actionable. Data for more recent weeks is less complete. This Continue reading Risk Assessment Update May 10 on U.S. COVID-19 Deaths

Pneumonia+Influenza+COVID-19 = Deaths Below Seasonal Average

As more experts expect pandemic “peaks” soon, I was curious about how this flu season compared to recent others in terms of deaths, since the mortality data is likely the most accurate out of all of the COVID-19 data. From Continue reading Pneumonia+Influenza+COVID-19 = Deaths Below Seasonal Average

Double-Edges of Exponential Scientism

If humans are “bad with exponential growth”, then yes, we can easily fail to detect ubiquitous real dangers in nature. But then we can also easily fail to detect false alarms from both: 1) Those who have studied and know how Continue reading Double-Edges of Exponential Scientism

Open Data Projects Are Fueling the Fight Against Police Misconduct – by Alice Speri

This is the final section of Alice Speri’s article for The Intercept, focused on my Open Police Complaints project, re-posted from here: https://theintercept.com/2016/10/25/open-data-projects-are-fueling-the-fight-against-police-misconduct/ … A National Clearinghouse for Police Complaints So far, efforts to use open data to track officer Continue reading Open Data Projects Are Fueling the Fight Against Police Misconduct – by Alice Speri

Perspectives On Terrorism

“Govenment agents ‘directly involved’ inmost high-profile US terror plots” -London Guardian theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/government-agents-directly-involved-us-terror-plots-report “Of the more than 150 defendants [since 9/11], an FBI informant not only led one of every three terrorist plots, but also provided all the necessary weapons, money, Continue reading Perspectives On Terrorism

Open Source Strategies (thoughts)

Woman Finds Out Boyfriend of Six Years Is Undercover Cop Spying on Her and Her Friends – “I thought I knew him better than anyone.” I posted this link on Facebook with a longer comment than usual: Lands of the Continue reading Open Source Strategies (thoughts)