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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #660 on: April 27, 2019, 12:40:15 AM »
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #661 on: April 28, 2019, 05:29:35 PM »
That's interesting, but it is not very illuminating IMO, because it neglects the effects of the jet stream, of elevation, and of the tempering influence of the Mediterranean. There are differences between Italy, for instance, and the states of Colorado and Wyoming that go far beyond and are far more significant than the influence of latitude.
The Gulf Stream is a big thing in keeping Europe from being another Canada.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #662 on: May 08, 2019, 12:11:32 AM »
That's interesting, but it is not very illuminating IMO, because it neglects the effects of the jet stream, of elevation, and of the tempering influence of the Mediterranean. There are differences between Italy, for instance, and the states of Colorado and Wyoming that go far beyond and are far more significant than the influence of latitude.
The Gulf Stream is a big thing in keeping Europe from being another Canada.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #663 on: May 08, 2019, 08:59:03 AM »
At first I thought it was the major highways from the few I recognized until I realized many mass transit systems follow major highways. Interesting collection for sure.

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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #665 on: May 08, 2019, 12:39:56 PM »
These two accounts actually have a lot of neat stuff:

https://twitter.com/amazingmap/status/1122208555526914048
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #666 on: May 08, 2019, 12:53:32 PM »
I love both of those accounts so much.

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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #667 on: May 08, 2019, 02:36:09 PM »
Can't figure out how to embed this one - construction fatalities, with clickable markers on the web page:

http://stopconstructionfalls.com/fatality-map/


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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #668 on: May 09, 2019, 05:04:30 PM »
Parkinson's rate by county.



This points to some kind of environmental correlation, but nobody's been able to identify what it is.

Definitely goes up with age; ethnicity, sex, and genetics are also factors.


I think that unless you control for age, ethnicity and sex, this map is uninterpretable.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #669 on: May 09, 2019, 05:34:14 PM »
Parkinson's rate by county.



This points to some kind of environmental correlation, but nobody's been able to identify what it is.

Definitely goes up with age; ethnicity, sex, and genetics are also factors.


I think that unless you control for age, ethnicity and sex, this map is uninterpretable.

About 20 years ago I saw a medical presentation where the hypothesis was that Parkinsons was strongly correlated with people working with hydrocarbons (gas and other fuels).

This map doesn't do anything to contradict that.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #670 on: May 09, 2019, 05:38:02 PM »
Parkinson's rate by county.



This points to some kind of environmental correlation, but nobody's been able to identify what it is.

Definitely goes up with age; ethnicity, sex, and genetics are also factors.


I think that unless you control for age, ethnicity and sex, this map is uninterpretable.

About 20 years ago I saw a medical presentation where the hypothesis was that Parkinsons was strongly correlated with people working with hydrocarbons (gas and other fuels).

This map doesn't do anything to contradict that.


Correlations are ubiquitous.  Nearly all of them are spurious.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #671 on: May 09, 2019, 08:01:08 PM »
Parkinson's rate by county.

This points to some kind of environmental correlation, but nobody's been able to identify what it is.

Definitely goes up with age; ethnicity, sex, and genetics are also factors.


I think that unless you control for age, ethnicity and sex, this map is uninterpretable.

About 20 years ago I saw a medical presentation where the hypothesis was that Parkinsons was strongly correlated with people working with hydrocarbons (gas and other fuels).

This map doesn't do anything to contradict that.


Correlations are ubiquitous.  Nearly all of them are spurious.

This seems more substantial than a knee-jerk reaction would suggest.



Hydrocarbon exposure and Parkinson's disease. - PubMed - NCBI




Parkinson's disease, chronic hydrocarbon exposure and striatal neuronal damage: a 1-H MRS study. - PubMed - NCBI




Hydrocarbon exposure and Parkinson’s disease | Neurology




Systematic review and meta-analysis of hydrocarbon exposure and the risk of Parkinson's disease. - PubMed - NCBI


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This systematic review supports a positive association between hydrocarbon exposure and PD. Data from prospective studies are required to reinforce the relationship between hydrocarbon exposure and PD.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #672 on: May 09, 2019, 08:34:13 PM »
Parkinson's rate by county.

This points to some kind of environmental correlation, but nobody's been able to identify what it is.

Definitely goes up with age; ethnicity, sex, and genetics are also factors.


I think that unless you control for age, ethnicity and sex, this map is uninterpretable.

About 20 years ago I saw a medical presentation where the hypothesis was that Parkinsons was strongly correlated with people working with hydrocarbons (gas and other fuels).

This map doesn't do anything to contradict that.


Correlations are ubiquitous.  Nearly all of them are spurious.

This seems more substantial than a knee-jerk reaction would suggest.



Hydrocarbon exposure and Parkinson's disease. - PubMed - NCBI




Parkinson's disease, chronic hydrocarbon exposure and striatal neuronal damage: a 1-H MRS study. - PubMed - NCBI




Hydrocarbon exposure and Parkinson’s disease | Neurology




Systematic review and meta-analysis of hydrocarbon exposure and the risk of Parkinson's disease. - PubMed - NCBI


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This systematic review supports a positive association between hydrocarbon exposure and PD. Data from prospective studies are required to reinforce the relationship between hydrocarbon exposure and PD.


I have no opinion on the effect of hydrocarbon exposure on risk of developing PD.  What I am saying is that the map is useless as evidence for any exposure–disease relationship, because it has (apparently) not been corrected for known confounders.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #673 on: May 09, 2019, 10:01:14 PM »
Parkinson's rate by county.

This points to some kind of environmental correlation, but nobody's been able to identify what it is.

Definitely goes up with age; ethnicity, sex, and genetics are also factors.


I think that unless you control for age, ethnicity and sex, this map is uninterpretable.

About 20 years ago I saw a medical presentation where the hypothesis was that Parkinsons was strongly correlated with people working with hydrocarbons (gas and other fuels).

This map doesn't do anything to contradict that.


Correlations are ubiquitous.  Nearly all of them are spurious.

This seems more substantial than a knee-jerk reaction would suggest.



Hydrocarbon exposure and Parkinson's disease. - PubMed - NCBI




Parkinson's disease, chronic hydrocarbon exposure and striatal neuronal damage: a 1-H MRS study. - PubMed - NCBI




Hydrocarbon exposure and Parkinson’s disease | Neurology




Systematic review and meta-analysis of hydrocarbon exposure and the risk of Parkinson's disease. - PubMed - NCBI


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This systematic review supports a positive association between hydrocarbon exposure and PD. Data from prospective studies are required to reinforce the relationship between hydrocarbon exposure and PD.


I have no opinion on the effect of hydrocarbon exposure on risk of developing PD.  What I am saying is that the map is useless as evidence for any exposure–disease relationship, because it has (apparently) not been corrected for known confounders.

I see that now. And don't disagree with you about the map. I was a little confused who was saying what.
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Re: Maps are so cool
« Reply #674 on: June 23, 2019, 12:06:39 AM »
This is an interesting chart that allows one to visualize the widths, depths and breadths the Great Lakes and their flow to the sea.  The horizontal axis is obviously on a vastly different scale, and one must keep in mind that the depths and breadths are at their widest and deepest; but still it gives me a perspective I’d never had.



In particular, I’d never thought of the bottoms of the lakes being below sea level.
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