You can use any model you want, as long as it’s linear and has a positive slope

It is inherently challenging to use a model to make predictions beyond the range of data to which the model was fit — making predictions about the future, for example, based on the past and present. Or, as the Danish proverb more elegantly says, “It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” Still, there’s … Continue reading You can use any model you want, as long as it’s linear and has a positive slope

Readings in Biophysics, part III (Popular Science)

I’ll belatedly conclude a three-part series of posts on useful or interesting readings in biophysics with the shortest list: popular science books. I’ve often thought it unfortunate that there aren’t more books for the general public on biophysics.  The physics underlying the squeezing of DNA into viruses,the crawling through tissues of patrolling immune cells, the … Continue reading Readings in Biophysics, part III (Popular Science)