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Atheists who love Science!

A group for science enthusiasts of all types -- professionals, amateurs, students, anybody who loves science.

Members: 1578
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Whether you're a professional, a student, an amateur, an enthusiast, whatever! Lots of atheists love science. Might as well have a group for it!

Feel free to nerd out, link articles, talk about your favorite field of research, whatever!

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9/28/2008
I've been super busy with school this semester -- no time for Atheist Nexus, sadly!!
If anyone who's around here a lot wants me to toss them moderation privileges to run this group or anything, just send me (Sara) a message! Thanks!

11/14/2009
Removed ability to send mass messages to everyone in the group. At 1000+ members, that seems like asking for spam.

Offer still open if anyone active in the group wants moderation privileges, but it appears everything has been going smoothly with all kinds of great discussions without moderation. Fantastic! :)

Discussion Forum

Science Journals suffer large scale peer review fraud

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Clarence Dember yesterday. 1 Reply

Common sense talk about climate change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Michael Penn on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Time goes both ways in the quantum world

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Ebola Vaccine Very Promising

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Apr 10. 6 Replies

Wound Healing

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

The Web is not the Net.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 14. 1 Reply

Science, information, and politics in the Anthropocene

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 12. 3 Replies

Marburg and Ebola Viruses

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Mar 4. 2 Replies

Dog-human alliance edged out Neanderthals

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 4. 1 Reply

Climate Change Deniers.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 4. 8 Replies

FDA hides fraud

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 14. 4 Replies

3-D Vaccine

Started by Patricia Feb 11. 0 Replies

Vulnerable to science denial

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 8. 1 Reply

Brain and Spinal Cord

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 18. 3 Replies

Google Makes First Fully Self-Driving Car

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Clarence Dember Dec 23, 2014. 1 Reply

Intelligent life 90% less likely

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck Dec 9, 2014. 3 Replies

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Comment by Clarence Dember yesterday
Yep. I used to do that on a pc. It roasted. Now i get no little x since I am using a galaxy 3 android phone in phone mode. It seems to work better in the microsoft phone browser though; and not Chrome either.
Comment by tom sarbeck yesterday

I repair my sometimes egregious errors by:

1) selecting and copying the text (Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C for DOS users),

2) deleting the post via the tiny X in the upper right corner,

3) pasting the copied text into a new comment box (Ctrl-V), and

4) editing as required and adding the comment.

Comment by Clarence Dember yesterday
I'm getting some problems with seeing the type i set here. I will watch more carefully now that i have seen the results.
Comment by Clarence Dember yesterday
Tom Sarbeck:
I think nature and the things within it's locus have properties that can to a large degree be seen, felt, heard, or ascertained in some manner. Children and adults may suffer privation but it is no likely from nature which offers abundance. The rich bounty of our oceans are being decimated not by nature but by Fukishima. Philosophical defaults that lead to a non-failsafe nuclear power plant (multi) at that site would where blame for suffering should rest.
Comment by tom sarbeck on Wednesday

Clarence, I hadn't thought of Catholicism as the foundation of my atheism but I now see it really was.

I told many people that during its long history its leaders had devised answers to some hard questions, and for me to leave it I needed replies that would prevent my later return from either a personal crisis or "my deathbed".

What nuns or priests had described as heresies (i.e., the Pelagian heresy) I later saw were questions that merited better answers than dogmatic rejections.

For instance, in The Big Bang Never Happened, author Eric Lerner said Pelagius and his disciples had taught that the world’s pains and diseases were the result of nature’s laws and not punishment for sin. Catholicism, if it was to survive, had to call Pelagius an enemy.

Comment by Clarence Dember on Wednesday
Hi Tom. In my family it was my mom who instigated the trips me and my siblings made through Catholic school. I was thr first and only one besides my mom to make it through 12th grade in that kind of an "institution". You would think this would give me more in common with my mom as a result of rhe shared experience. While she accepted their dogma as defining the human condition; i found it to be the foundation of my atheism.
Comment by tom sarbeck on Wednesday

Clarence, my dad sent five kids to Catholic schools. I was one of the five and had the same experience.

Before he died he knew we had all quit.

Comment by Clarence Dember on Wednesday
I have not had a problem with creative writings per se either. My problems stem from dogma masquerading as education. :-)
Comment by sk8eycat on Tuesday

Clarence, the most serious problem with religious devotees and fairy tales is that they can't tell the difference between fact and fiction. 

I have always loved fantasy fiction AND SF, but I always knew all those tales were just that.  Tales.  Even the buybull always felt like a grim version of Grimm's Fairy Tales to me....but I kept my mouth shut for 30 years to keep my somewhat fundie mother appeased.  I did quit going to church when I graduated from high school.  Enuf was enuf.

Comment by sk8eycat on Tuesday

About having a dream, or a specific goal, I can certainly identify with Buzz Aldrin's post-Apollo 11 depression.  What do you do when you've actually been to the moon, and can't go back?

My own dream was realized by the time I was 20, and it was over.  I've spent most of the rest of my life supporting myself with boring desk jobs....at subsistence pay.  The only exceptions were the years I spent as a temp at KCET's Auction in its heyday, and working weekends at the Cat Hotel after I officially retired.

The only thing I really wanted to do was skate, and I was too stupid to realize that that was one of the shortest "careers" in the world.

 

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