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

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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! :)

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The Web is not the Net.

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Science, information, and politics in the Anthropocene

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Marburg and Ebola Viruses

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Dog-human alliance edged out Neanderthals

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Climate Change Deniers.

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

FDA hides fraud

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3-D Vaccine

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Time goes both ways in the quantum world

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Vulnerable to science denial

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Brain and Spinal Cord

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Intelligent life 90% less likely

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Stem

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Green Tea Boosts Brainpower

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Comment by Julie Carter on March 19, 2012 at 9:52pm

NASA does a lot for the advancement of science, beyond just space exploration. They have developed new materials, new technology, and scientists around the world have learned a lot about the world, climate, geography, space, physics, etc. We'd miss out on a lot of things without NASA.

That said, I'm not like a huge backer of NASA, though I'm not against it either. But Tyson is completely right. The money to fund NASA is here, it's just being spent on other things that our legislators have decided are more important. Some of them are, a lot of them are not. But it's all because of lobbyists and big money corporations. Almost all of our federal legislators are corrupt, as far as I'm concerned. They pass bills and vote for things that are in their personal best interest, most of the time. They don't do what is best for their constituents or the nation, and they certainly don't listen to what their constituents WANT. They go with the money. Almost every time.

Comment by TNT666 on March 19, 2012 at 9:38pm

The same monies could accomplish much more if they were directed at that goal, instead of that information being a 'sur-catch' of our space exploration.

Comment by Chris G on March 19, 2012 at 7:17pm

NASA is doing a great job of measuring earth systems related to climate change. That could be instrumental in bettering life on earth - if people would only acknowledge the measurements instead of calling climate change a conspiracy.

Comment by TNT666 on March 19, 2012 at 12:48am

Any space money could be transferred to bettering life on earth. The same money would pay even more technos to stay off welfare.

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 19, 2012 at 12:35am

Tyson didn't mention another service NASA performs. It keeps highly trained technical people off welfare. More people will acquire the training and America will have people to design the weapons for future "defense" needs.

What? Me cynical?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2012 at 5:05pm

Remember when all those farm boys and girls came home from WW II and took advantage of the GI Bill? Out of that investment came unimaginable wealth. We didn't plan to develop any one sector, we just knew we owed these young men and women for their services. And we paid them in the best way possible .. make education available for those who were able and willing take advantage of the opportunities. Some didn't take the opportunity and wondered why their skills did not match the developing needs for technical skills, whether in science, health care, education or whatever. Those who accepted the opportunity were able to develop their natural talents into something very valuable. Prosperity and development resulted. Those GI Bill recipients are dying off now, and do we have the minds and skills to replace them? Do we?  
We have a lot of bright young people who know how to scam the financial markets. Do we have the engineers, doctors, scientists, inventers? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2012 at 4:57pm

TNT666, I agree there are unmet needs in the USA. education, health care, infrastructure, jobs. When the government needed money to bail out the banks (which meant giving disgusting salaries and bonus to some and job losses to others) our necessary programs were cut, taxes were lowered on the wealthy, social services were severely cut, and you know the litany of awful things. Our leaders decide and our voting public elected people who care more about money that people or the planet. We think buying yachts and mansions, and fancy cars are more valuable that caring for starving, sick, young, elderly, out of work wage earners. We haven't even diverted spending money on oil, which includes going to war for oil, to renewable, sustainable energy sources. We have't even been able to find ways to lower CO2. We should get on our legislators and executive and judicial branches and demand change, if not in policies and practices, then in changing to other leadership. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 18, 2012 at 2:58pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson argues very convincingly that we can't afford not to fund NASA.  I like his final statement: "As Goes the future of NASA, so too does the future of this nation."

Comment by TNT666 on March 18, 2012 at 2:30pm

Any amount of NASA spending is a disgrace IMO! There is so much spending required here on earth to fix the mess we've made.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 18, 2012 at 2:29pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson argues that we can afford NASA.

 

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