Atheists in the Biological Sciences

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Atheists in the Biological Sciences

A group for biologists, and those with an interest in biology, to get together and talk about what interests them the most: the fascinating study of life.

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Latest Activity: Apr 3

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Researchers, students and interested individuals should feel free to get involved and to start discussions on whatever topics interest you.

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Invasive species

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Liz E Nov 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Biologists get osmosis wrong

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 31, 2013. 3 Replies

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Comment by ROMAN ROMACH on December 13, 2010 at 5:48pm

"Greatly Increased Odds of Complex Life in the Universe"  states just about everything you can say about the topic.  It's also old news.  Not only that, but how can anyone still believe that our planet is the only in the universe that supports life?

 

Look at all the "dead" topics on Origins, which simply restate a headline.

 

Nothing terrible about making a topic interesting. 

Comment by Phil on December 13, 2010 at 4:39pm

So this is a redundant site?

My plan was to post biology-related news items that have broad implications, especially if they reflect on social issues. If I beat Origins to it, it can be discussed here - unless the Gorilla posts its own and ignores priority. 

Sensationalize biology news? Nah. We either contribute or close shop. 

Comment by ROMAN ROMACH on December 13, 2010 at 3:12pm

This site competes directly with "Origins", the Gorilla in terms of science topics, so just about any topic in the natural sciences can be covered there, including biology.  But biology is now a field that encompasses everything from the beginning of  life, to behavior, to life on other worlds - and since the same person can't introduce the same topic on different sites, you go where the action is.

 

I also find that topics introduced in the form of a question, or which are controversial, or for which there can be no definitive answer, draw the most responses.   Don't you agree?

Comment by Phil on December 13, 2010 at 1:59pm

Well, I tried to prime the pump here on Atheists in the Biological Sciences. This is the first comment since April and the discussions weren't picked up on. Either there are just too few of us, or we all agree about the human condition and, as my mother used to say, "If you don't have something nice to say ...

Comment by Andrew on April 26, 2010 at 10:09am
You are right. More activity would be good.

Right now I'm preparing for a job interview and a PhD viva..... so maybe I'll leave it for a bit.
Comment by Mrina on April 21, 2010 at 9:39pm
We need more activity in this group! :D

http://xkcd.com/435/
Comment by Andrew on January 25, 2009 at 9:43am
That....was.... interesting...
Comment by Evilgenius20 on January 6, 2009 at 3:20am
Comment by Andrew on July 20, 2008 at 9:33am
I don't know if anyone reads this, but I'm very pleased to see that people are starting to get discussions going based on questions they have, or help that they're asking for.

That's exactly the kind of thing the group is for!
Comment by Andrew on July 18, 2008 at 3:05pm
I've started a discussion: enjoy.

Or if the subject doesn't excite you: start your own
 

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