The Age of COVID (May update)

After seeing a decline in the average Age of COVID in Canada in April, I predicted that this decline would soon plateau, and rise back up to its original level. Why?

By the end of May, 2021, Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination program had at least partially inoculated over 90% of people over 70 years old, . . . → Read More: The Age of COVID (May update)

The Age of COVID

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination program started in December, 2020, picking up in earnest by March, 2021. The program focused on the oldest population first, with over 80% of people over 70 years old at least partially vaccinated by the end of April. However, as variants are becoming increasingly common, the media has been reporting that . . . → Read More: The Age of COVID

Were early travel bans effective against the spread of Covid-19?

Evidence from previous pandemics, and early simulations generated after the beginning of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, suggested that travel bans are a common political tool for alleviating public anxieties, but have only limited effect in delaying international spread of the Covid-19 virus. However, other models projected that travel bans could be highly effective. As . . . → Read More: Were early travel bans effective against the spread of Covid-19?

The Introspection Illusion

 

Decision Awareness

In the early 1980s, Benjamin Libet, a neuroscientist at the University of California in San Francisco, conducted a series of pioneering experiments designed to study properties of conscious awareness. By this time it was already known that signals from the motor cortex region of the brain travel through the nervous system to . . . → Read More: The Introspection Illusion

How to have a Logical Argument in Real Life

Many articles discuss the process of logical argument in select situations, presenting logic as an “alternative” method of decision making. This article’s premise is that logic can be used in many more contexts, and ultimately is the only valid method of resolving all arguments in real life. Unfortunately, logic is not used in many cases . . . → Read More: How to have a Logical Argument in Real Life

Practical Logic and Decision Making in Real Life

Many articles present logic in decision making as an “alternative” to the way decision making is typically done. This article’s premise is that upon reflection, logic is everyone’s preferred method of decision making – even illogical arguments use logically sounding statements to appear more valid. Unfortunately, many of us do not use logic consistently for . . . → Read More: Practical Logic and Decision Making in Real Life