Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goldman
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Bachelor of Science

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Site: https://danielgoldman.us/ I am a polymath and a rōnin scholar. I also tend to look at questions, rather than fields of study, as a research question often does incorporate many disparate topics. Research interests include the psychological and anthropological nature of religion, vaccine efficacy and impact on asymptomatic carriage, and the application of paraconsistent logic to scientific research.

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Evolution and abiogenesis are usually considered two different topics in biology. However, recent work on the relationship between thermodynamics and life, as well as complexity and evolution, suggest that these topics may all be intimately related. Leveraging novel research on thermodynamics and complexity theory, I attempt to show that thermodyna...
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Gender and race are two culturally defined roles, which in many ways define how people interact with one another, and which are related to, but which are distinct from, biological traits. I compare a number of other similar roles, and propose an overarching concept of eidos: a social role that divide societies into distinct groups which establish t...
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COVID-19 has significantly changed our daily lives. Stay-at-home orders and forced closings of all non-essential businesses has had a significant impact on our economy. While it is important to ensure that the healthcare system is not overwhelmed, there are many questions that remain about the efficacy of extreme social distancing, and whether ther...
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There are many psychological and anthropological models of religion. However, in many cases, the models produced in psychological research are not compatible with those from anthropological research, and in some cases, these models contradict core anthropological concepts. This paper identifies apparent cognitive signatures of religious belief, and...
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This essay discusses theoretical ideas on warp drives and wormholes and asks questions about the possible incorporation of both concepts to create a single unified system. This combination stems from common problems faced by any practical application of these ideas as it pertains to actual superluminal travel. These questions are asked from the per...
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There is much debate over the semantic nature of atheism, and whether the term should be expected to mean a lack of belief in gods, or a belief that there are no gods. One argument presented in favor of the latter is a piece written by Steve McRae 2022, in which the author argues that assuming the former definition leads to a complete semantic coll...
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There is much contention over the utility of cryptoassets, such as BTC and ETH. They are often seen as valueless numbers in a database, devoid of any real world utility, and driven purely by speculation. While that idea might hold true for many cryptoassets, native tokens of Ethereum-like blockchains are valuable. They obtain their value through th...
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Currency systems are evolving due to advancements in digital technologies such as the invention of blockchains. These technologies allow us to create a new digital currency pegged to global energy markets. Such a currency would have near universal intrinsic value, without the issues of centralized government issued fiat currencies. It would also av...
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A general communication voicing the author's concerns about certain ignored risks and complications relating to the COVID-19 pandemic response, especially relating to the effects of both medical and non-medical interventions on the evolution of the pandemic and on the social justice issues created by "for good measure" practices.
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This paper develops two new systems of objects, based on graphs, which constitute semirings under different graph operations, and shows that both semirings are related in some meaningful ways to the Natural Numbers. Specifically, the graph union and cartesian product are used to construct one semiring, while graph join and co-normal product are use...
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Graphs have many uses in science. A graph can represent circuits, connections between computers in a network, or interactions between people in social networks. The goal of this proposal is to begin the development of a new system of elements, based on graphs, which constitute a completed field. The goal is to take the set of undirected and unlabel...
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In Dump the “dimorphism”: Comprehensive synthesis of human brain studies reveals few male-female differences beyond size, authors Lise Eliot, Adnan Ahmed, Hiba Khan, and Julie Patel argue that apparent differences in male and female brains can be attributed to difference in brain size, not actual sexual dimorphism. However, the analysis suffers fro...
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As the study of race progressed, it became clear that race was not biological, but rather a social construct. While not exactly the same as gender, there is a great deal of overlap between these two phenomenon, leading to the question of whether a person can be race non-conforming. Recognizing that they can, it is important that the broader populat...
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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a condition, or collection of conditions suffered by many people around the world. It is a unfortunately a condition for which there are limited successful treatment options. This call to research paper looks into the validity of diagnostic criteria themselves, and suggests ways to improve the definition and...
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COVID-19 has significantly changed our daily lives. Stay-at-home orders and forced closings of all non-essential businesses had a significant impact on our economy. While it is important to ensure that the healthcare system is not overwhelmed, there are many questions that remain about the efficacy of extreme social distancing, and whether there ar...
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Mask wearing may be an effective strategy for reducing the spread of infections, including SARS-CoV-2, which currently has no effective treatments or pharmaceutical prophylactics. This paper looks at recent developments in modeling the efficacy of mask wearing in slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, and then addresses a number of open questions that r...
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This document is an initial version of a proposal to implement a regional infection monitoring and reporting system in Orange County, New York. It seeks to enumerate and answer a number of questions relating to the utility and cost effectiveness of such a system, and specific methods through which the system can be implemented.
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Google Trends offers researchers a glimpse inside the minds of a large group of people, all at once, and offers a very high resolution as well. As a result, trend data may be useful for identifying rapid changes in day to day psychological states and behaviors associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. This paper analyzes stress related search terms as...
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This brief analysis of Hausfather et al. 2020 points out some concerns with the paper while also offering potential solutions to these concerns.
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This call to research paper addresses some questions about intersex and differences in sexual development and issues with the binary sex modal, before constructing the idea of fluctuations in sexual modes and suggesting a few possible areas of research to better understand evolutionary dynamics of certain intersex states. While there are many condi...
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This article is a very early draft on extending means using the concept of means defined in my previous work, which relates the mean to an operation on some finite or infinite sequence. Instead of further extending the concept of generalization of means, this paper defines a class of means where the operation is a recurrence relation or difference...
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A short reply to "Is the cell really a machine?" by Daniel J. Nicholson.
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Measles cases are on the rise in the United States, and around the world. One of the major proposed contributing factors is changes in vaccination behavior. However, insufficient research on changes in measles vaccination in the United States exists. This paper seeks to improve our understanding on the topic.
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Free will is an interesting topic, but it can be a difficult one to wrap one's mind around. Sometimes taking an esoteric idea like free will, and connecting it to something mundane, can help provide insight into the matter. In this paper, I suggest using an analogy between our decision making and the decision making process of characters in role pl...
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Scientific communication is in need of a new paper format. This format is neither entirely a literature review nor a research proposal, but a hybrid format that addresses specific aspects of the current state of a field, and proposes new research that may be able to resolve some concerns or improve our understanding of a given area of study. This f...
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An early draft draft of a paper on defining numbers. It requires extensive editing and additions, but feedback is useful.
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This paper is a brief commentary on Bayesian inference and a potential solution to its brittleness. It is not meant as a final work or solution to the problem, only a suggestion on where we may look.
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This paper summarizes the nature of hypothesis tests, as well as their interpretations, including the importance of understanding the underlying phenomenon being tested. Some formal logic and statistics is assumed.
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This paper addresses different concepts of history, and argues that Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Historia), while clearly biased, does fit the requirements of being a proper history. Specifically, Bede's Historia is myth, a narrative which seeks to establish our origin, that is written as truth, contains a record of how the...
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This short work focuses on issues involved in scientific education and investigation. The paper will constitutes a draft of the core suggestions that will eventually be implemented by Reform Academia. It includes a brief discussion of the philosophy of science, and then goes into more practical aspects of scientific research, including the use of p...
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This paper addresses a brief history of Whooping Cough vaccines, and brings up a number of concerns regarding the limited understanding of how well these vaccines prevent transmission and colonization. After addressing these concerns, a number of research ideas are provided, in the hopes that they will be turned into full research proposals and eve...
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The opposition to existing religions seems to have given rise to a new system of belief and culture. This system, referred to in this paper as Religious Rejectionism, has all the characteristics of a religion. The paper argues for the religious nature of Religious Rejectionism, and finishes by providing suggestions on future research of the topic.
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There are many notions of means, the arithmetic mean and geometric mean are quite familiar to many. There are also a few generalizations of these concepts, including the mean developed by V. M. Tikhomirov. However, these means fail to capture the general nature of means. A new definition is presented and it is shown that the Tikhomirov mean is a fo...

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I need to find the number of full time (officer and civilian) law enforcement officers for as many years as possible. I know that uniform crime reports has some data, but I can't seem to find too many years. Anyone know of an already constructed data set?
If I could find part time data too that might be nice. I also need law enforcement spending (total - federal, state, and local).
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It has been said that if the truth can destroy something, then that thing should be destroyed. Barring whether that's true or not, it brings up an interesting question. Can reality be destroyed by the truth? If so, then reality should be destroyed.
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I'm working on constructing a field based on finite undirected and unlabeled graphs. I've selected graph join and graph Cartesian product. But I'm trying to figure out if the latter distributes over the former (or simple graph union).
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When I started discussing the issue of racial non-conformity, I didn't think that I would have to start off by arguing that race is not biological, but rather a cultural system which happens to rely on arbitrarily chosen biological and social characteristics.
There's a real problem that this kind of pseudoscience is still the generally accepted position by the average person. What's going on here, and what can we do about it?!
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One problem with looking at mortality rates for COVID-19 is that the disease is most deadly in high risk populations. I fully expected to see a decline in mortality rates months to years after COVID-19 because the disease largely killed people who were at high risk of dying soon. But even I'm surprised with an apparent decline so soon post COVID-19 deaths.
As an example, consider the mortality data for NJ. There's a delay, and I fully expect the number of deaths this year to far exceed those for recent years, but is there already an apparent down-tick?
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Some platforms have a lot of science/research discussions. Telegram unfortunately isn't one of them. That's a shame because it's a great platform. I'm trying to set up a Telegram group focused on research, where people can ask questions, post their preprints, etc.
Feel free to join: https://t.me/omniprints

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This project collects information about select Google search terms and makes inferences about the societal level impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.
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in 2012, Jeremy England used a mathematical consequence of the second law of thermodynamics to suggest that within a constant heat-bath, "units" will tend to self arrange into self-replicating systems that can better dissipate energy. Meanwhile in 2018, Bar-Yam et al. looked at the Multiscale Law of Requisite Variety and formulated an "inverse second law of thermodynamics" which states that open systems exposed to a structured environment tend to yield to the order of that environment. While the two groups of authors took very different approaches, it seems that in many ways the results are the same. The goal of this project is to see if it is possible to generate a unifying mathematical framework that relates the two concepts and a meaningful way, and also learning what can be accomplished with such a framework.
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This project seeks to generalize the concept of means and produce new examples of means under the generalization.