Category Archives: Science and Technology

Posts on all things scientific and technological; biology, evolution, all the way to space, climate science, technology (also see computers and Internet) and other important or cool scientific things.

Medicine without Science

M0010165 13th century trepanation. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images Mail, Mediaeval surgeon trepanning. 13th century Serials /STU [Trepanation] : [image 5 from:] Operationsbilder… aus dem Laudianus Miscellaneus 724 zu Oxford. Karl Friedrich Jakob Sudhoff Published: 1914 Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

Medicine without science is as stupid as drilling a hole in your head… which, of course is exactly what they did…

About Vaccine and Autism

Should I vaccinate my kid, and if so why?

The short answer is “yes, you should definitely vaccinate your kid.”

But since you’re here I’m assuming maybe you’ve heard stories on the internet, maybe about a link between autism and vaccine, and it made you wonder if you really should risk it with your kid.

So, I am going to explore the notion that vaccines would cause autism, why it persists, why it’s wrong, and what causes autism instead. Finally, I’ll get back to this question to talk about why it’s vitally important that you DO vaccinate your kid.

Continue reading About Vaccine and Autism

Why is “North” “Up” on a Map?

Why is “north” “up” on a map?

I don’t understand the question…

Ok… it’s because the map makers (cartographers) that made the first maps drew them from “their perspective” and now, as you might have figured out from the above projections, it gets a bit hard to compare if it doesn’t continue somewhere along the same line…

Header image: By StrebeOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Covid-19 vaccine: Johnson & Johnson pauses trial after ‘unexplained illness’ – CNN

“This is completely expected, and it’s just a reminder how ridiculous it is to try and meet a political timeline of having a vaccine before Nov. 3,” Jha told CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

Källa: Covid-19 vaccine: Johnson & Johnson pauses trial after ‘unexplained illness’ – CNN

I must say that I am shocked at reality’s unwillingness to submit to political agendas!

Bad Google-day

While trying to figure out a simple way to convert solar radiation (W/m2) to average surface temperature, I’m having a particularly bad Google-day:

Me: Hey Google, how do I convert W/m2 solar radiation to average surface temperature?

Google: Want to buy tanning lotion? No? How about a SpectroRadiometer? No? Hey! I bet Wikipedia has the answer!

Wikipedia: Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! And then Blah! Blah! Blah and…Wikipedia Equation

Me: Arrgh! Show me your face and I will punch it!

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I know I’m punching above my mental weight class here but I have questions that need answers!