Theology, philosophy, science, math, and random other things

How to handle the Delta variant

August 2, 2021

The vaccine may be only 39% effective against infections by the Delta variant.

Granted, this is just in one study from Israel, for just certain kinds of vaccines. But still, I've spent a great deal of time over the last week thinking about this number. Why is this such a big deal? Because, if this is true, and if that 39% holds constants across a variety of circumstances, then we're in a lot of trouble. This would mean that the Delta variant would be unstoppable, EVEN WITH THE VACCINE.

Post-migration work: working through the interpretation of Genesis

July 27, 2021
I'm continuing to work on fixing up the posts after the migration. I'm on the "Interpreting the Genesis creation story", trying out some of the fancier HTML options.

Post-migration work: next up, interpretation of Genesis

July 19, 2021
I'm continuing to work on fixing up the posts after the migration. The next one up is "Interpreting the Genesis creation story" - it's a sizable post, but it should be much easier than the resurrection post.

Post-migration work: more on notebooks, the resurrection post

July 12, 2021
I'm continuing my work on the resurrection post. In the process I've run into more issues with Jupyter Notebooks, and have updated my post on embedding them in a WordPress post to reflect the new fixes.

Post-migration work: started on the resurrection post

July 6, 2021
"Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection" is a big post. I've edited it down to the start of chapter 5.

Post-migration work: resurrection post next

June 29, 2021
I'm continuing to fix up formatting issues that came up during the migration. The next step is a big one - fixing up the massive "Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection" post.

How to insert a Jupyter Notebook into your WordPress post

June 21, 2021
I do a lot of work in Jupyter Notebooks, and I often find it useful to post them in their entirety in a blog post. The following method is what I use. It requires no additional plugins or programs, and allows you to post the notebook as a non-interactive html element, as a Gutenberg block in your post.

Post-migration work: more general solution to code in blog

June 14, 2021
I've updated things up to "Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection (Part 40)", using a quite general method for using code and custom HTML in the blog. In particular, I've worked out a way of presenting a jupyter notebook in a post.

Post-migration work: still continuing post fixes

June 8, 2021
I've updated up to "The two envelopes problem and its solution", where I run into another issue with programming issues within a post - I think I'll try to solve this a little bit differently so that it's more generally applicable.

Post-migration work: continuing post fixes

June 1, 2021
I've updated posts up to "Sherlock Bayes, logical detective: a murder mystery game", which was the last post to involve major JavaScript programming.
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