Agreed there is a lot more to maths than proofs, but the fact remains that mathematical proofs are absolute whereas scientific proofs are "moving best estimate" even if they move very slowly.
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R is the average number of people infected by one carrier, R0 is the average number of people infected by one carrier in the absence of social distancing measures.
can they roll out new vaccines faster than the virus rolls out new mutants?No. You can't hit a target without seeing it first! You might strike lucky with something that turns out to be as effective against Y as it was against its design target X, or you might come up with a "nuclear option" that alerts the body to every kind of invader without actually precipitating autoimmunity, but the chances of either are small. The enemy is mutating with every generation and in principle it only takes one survivor to kick off a whole new swarm of invaders and evaders.Positive prevention (quarantine) is the only guaranteed effective response.
American Special Forces Pilot Converts to IslamGrounds for instant dismissal, surely? Military personnel owe their allegiance and obedience solely to the Commander in Chief. It is expedient to accept recruits with a professed faith, provided they are prepared to set that aside under command, but anyone who subsequently swears to obey another authority is a potential traitor.
That's why I said that most part of universe is hostile to conscious beings. I don't think that causing almost instant death can be classified as indifferent.There is a significant distinction. Hostility implies intent, or at least the existence of an agent. Most of the universe is a vacuum which clearly cannot sustain life and will quickly kill most if not all living things because life depends on transpiration, but you can't consider an infinite nothingness to have agency or intention. Even among the very stupid you can distinguish between an indifference to illegal immigrants (no benefits, let them starve) and Teresa May's hostile environment (hunt then down and deport them, even if they are not actually immigrants).
From Wiki, covid R0 is 2.4 - 3.4,Surely R is the average number of people infected by one carrier. It isn't strictly a property of the disease but of the behavior of the population, which is why quarantine works: if no carrier makes contact with anyone one else, R = 0.
Still there's Planck lenght, which comes from the Planck constant - as far as we know, this is the microscale limit of reality.Who "we"? Are you a politician? Or the Queen?
Selective breeding?In a flock, and particularly with a few males around, they can ward off small predators and breed successfully, but the daily egg seems a bit extravagant - most hens only get broody and incubate their eggs once or twice in their lifetime.
What happens to domestic chickens if they're set free in the wild, can they still survive?
Sort of like physics breaking down for newton's laws, thus Einstein came about.Strangely, there was no obvious breakdown. Einstein began with a series of thought experiments that led to predictions of phenomena that had not previously been observed (gravitational lensing, time dilatation) or considered more than curiosities (kinetic energy of nuclear decay particles). Newtonian physics still dominates everyday engineering and remains an entirely valid approximation where v<<c.
The point remains that people eating plants does not remove long-buried carbon from the depths of the earth, but fossil fuel use does.Undeniable but irrelevant.