PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Robert Michaels, Book Now Available in Paperback

Dr. Robert Michaels is pleased to announce that his book*, Civics and Science: Contemporary Issues for Civil Democracy, now is available in hard copy (paperback) as well as digitally (Kindle). The scientist-author explores, in a strictly non-partisan manner, the nexus between civics and science, identifying contemporary issues of critical importance for American democracy. The book promotes objective, clear thinking toward evidence-based decision making in a range of important issue areas. Dr....

October 1, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Robert Michaels, just-published book

Dr. Robert Michaels announced publication of his book*, titled Civics and Science: Contemporary Issues for Civil Democracy. The scientist-author explores, in a strictly non-partisan manner, the nexus between civics and science, identifying contemporary issues of critical importance for American democracy. The book promotes objective, clear thinking toward evidence-based decision making in a range of important issue areas. Dr. Michaels is a politically unaffiliated observer of politics. His analysis is rigorous, and his writing engaging and personal....

September 14, 2022

In-person schooling is not without risks

Michaels, RA. In-person schooling is not without risks. Albany, New York; Times Union Newspaper, page A-9, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358002951_In-person_schooling_is_not_without_risks_Albany_New_York_Times_Union_Newspaper_page_A-9_21_January_2022/, 21 January 2022.

January 21, 2022 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

The future disease burden of pandemic Covid-19 for individuals, communities, and society

Michaels, Robert A. The future disease burden of pandemic Covid-19 for individuals, communities, and society. Environmental Claims Journal, 34(3): 193-207, https://doi.org/10.1080/10406026.2021.2015821, online 16 December 2021, in print July 2022;

December 16, 2021 · Roberet A. Michaels, PhD

Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response; NFPA 704, 2022 Edition.

NFPA, including Robert A Michaels, et al. Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response; NFPA 704, 2022 Edition. Quincy, Massachusetts; National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Technical Committee on Classification and Properties of Hazardous Chemicals Data, 38 pages, 2020;

October 17, 2021 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD, et al.

Possible SARS-CoV-2 persistence: FDA and CDC should further expand eligibility for Covid-19 boosters.

Michaels, Robert A. Possible SARS-CoV-2 persistence: FDA and CDC should further expand eligibility for Covid-19 boosters. ResearchGate, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/355175962_Possible_SARS-CoV-2_Persistence_FDA_and_CDC_Should_Further_Expand_Eligibility_for_Covid-19_Boosters, 11 October 2021 ABSTRACT In the Fall of 2021, the US FDA and CDC expanded eligibility for Pfizer Covid-19 booster shots but imposed inadvisable restrictions. Two issues support unrestricted booster eligibility: SARS-CoV-2 is strongly selected for exploiting personal immunological weaknesses, resulting in weakened immune protection and slower immune response with increasing viral adaptation....

October 11, 2021 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

Teleological vs. scientific views of evolution theory among high school Biology teachers in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.

Silva, Heslley Machado; Gonzalo Peñaloza, Robert A. Michaels, and Graça S. Carvalho. Teleological vs. scientific views of evolution theory among high school Biology teachers in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Jurnal Bioedukatika, 9(2):61-74, doi: http://journal.uad.ac.id/index.php/BIOEDUKATIKA/article/view/20715, June 2021; ABSTRACT This study explored the degree to which High School biology teachers in three Latin American countries embraced the religious concept of teleology or used it to motivate religious students to accept Darwinian evolution’s scientific theory....

June 1, 2021 · Silva, Heslley Machado; Gonzalo Peñaloza, Robert A. Michaels, and Graça S. Carvalho.

Infrastructure plan invests in the future. Letter, Schenectady, New York

Michaels, Robert A. Infrastructure plan invests in the future. Letter, Schenectady, New York; Daily Gazette, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350609274_Michaels_Robert_A_Infrastructure_plan_invests_in_the_future_Letter_Schenectady_New_York_Daily_Gazette_3_April_2021, 3 April 2021; ABSTRACT The Biden Administration wisely is promoting a farsighted infrastructure bill, costing trillions of dollars. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg described it as “generational.” The bill deserves bipartisan and unanimous support, in the context of the adage “penny-wise, dollar-foolish.” Many examples illustrate that inaction may cost (a lot) more than action....

April 3, 2021 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

Mars rover landing conjures images of 1900s odyssey. Letter, Schenectady, New York

Michaels, Robert A. Mars rover landing conjures images of 1900s odyssey. Letter, Schenectady, New York; Daily Gazette, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349570937_Michaels_Robert_A_Mars_rover_landing_conjures_images_of_1900s_odyssey_Letter_Schenectady_New_York_Daily_Gazette_24_February_2021, 24 February 2021; ABSTRACT The perilous arrival of the Mars rover Perseverance at Jezero Crater on Feb. 18 inspires me to place two of its technologies in a larger perspective. On approach, Perseverance used instruments to plot its course to the surface, much as a shark detects odors and vibrations to plot its course to potential prey....

February 24, 2021 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

Comment on “Viral evolution may herald new pandemic phase.”

Michaels, Robert A. Comment on “Viral evolution may herald new pandemic phase.” Science Magazine, e-Letter, online: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6525/108/tab-e-letters, 19 January 2021; ABSTRACT Development of vaccines to protect against Covid-19 has progressed to clinical trials against a largely invisible background of rapid genetic evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 RNA virus in the UK and other countries (Kupferschmidt, 8 January). The UK, however, has been a standout for detection of the B....

January 19, 2021 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD