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  • The academic community has overreacted about Hudlický's Angewandte essay

    On 4th June 2020, Angewandte Chemie has published an article titled “Organic synthesis—Where now?” is thirty years old. A reflection on the current state of affairs written by Tomáš Hudlický. Very soon after the release, opposing opinions have flooded the internet, resulting in statements and actions by many important individuals and institutions. I believe that the reaction was very far from proportional.

  • Common sense analysis: How coronavirus spreads and how do various measures work?

    Governments have issued a lot of advice and have introduced many regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Most of the time, the governments also tried to explain what they are trying to achieve. However, watching press conferences I have not heard much explanation of how the measures are supposed to work. Below, I present an analysis based on common sense, basic laws of physics, chemistry and biology, and easily looked-up information. Since the premises are firm, everything that I conclude should be correct, as long and I avoid all the logical fallacies. If you find any, please let me know. (You can find my address at the bottom of this page.)