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Nothing Is Ever Simple

I just got back from a blood test, a CT scan and a consultation with my oncologist. My CA19-9 is down quite a bit but the CT scan shows a spot on my liver that wasn’t there in previous scans. I asked whether it could be something associated with the abscess I had on the […]

A Gloomy Concept of Models In Today’s World

Engineers routinely use mathematical models or discrete simulations to decide the details when designing and building something. They observe how a system works and interacts, how it can break and the signs that presage a breakdown, and most important, where the behavior goes non-linear and what parameters drove it into unpredictability and/or a breakdown. When […]