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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1581
Latest Activity: 12 hours ago

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!

The icon is from www.wearscience.com.


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

Quick Ebola tests on the horizon

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Deidre Oct 18. 2 Replies

Tenured Professor shouts "Fire!" in crowded theatre

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by David Layton Sep 27. 4 Replies

Max Planck on New Scientific Truth?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Luara Aug 13. 5 Replies

Lead Ebola Doctor In Sierra Leone Contracts It Himself

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) Jul 23. 3 Replies

Electric Bacteria

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Luara Jul 18. 3 Replies

Vantablack

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy Jul 15. 1 Reply

Roundup Ready Corn IS Toxic

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 13. 7 Replies

Crowded rooms make you dumb

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Pat Jul 5. 4 Replies

American Lysenkoism

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 6. 1 Reply

Big Bang, its limits, and being OK with "I don't know"

Started by Gregory Phillip Dearth. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 25. 62 Replies

Decline of Evidence-Based Medicine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Luara May 16. 6 Replies

Canadian war on science

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 14. 2 Replies

Nuke close call in 1961

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 11. 3 Replies

Green Tea Boosts Brainpower

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 11. 3 Replies

Link Discovered Between Prostate Cancer and Vitamin D Deficiency

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 11. 1 Reply

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Comment by Ken Perrott on June 19, 2012 at 12:15am
Tom, black holes are often associated with stars or a ring of material feeding into the hole. These jets are coming from the surrounding material not from the hole itself.

Observations of black holes often relies on observing this material.
Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 18, 2012 at 11:45pm

If you keep informed on black holes and their behavior, we have for years known of their gamma-ray jets that emanate in nearly opposite directions.

If nothing can escape a black hole's gravity, where do the gamma-ray jets originate? Do we rename them dark holes?

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 18, 2012 at 3:09pm

whoa check this out:
http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/userdatarequests

nations' govs? b hungry for that scientific daytah aye?

Comment by TNT666 on June 17, 2012 at 6:10pm

blind link... dead link... grrr

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 16, 2012 at 4:39pm

this science of misinformation is propaganda 101?
http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/veteran-employees-of-alaba...

and a side of corporate cntrl

Comment by TNT666 on June 9, 2012 at 11:18am

Disappearing glaciers of Africa, good read in Mother Jones:

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/06/africa-glaciers-melt...

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 8, 2012 at 5:20pm

Comment by TNT666 on June 6, 2012 at 10:12am

Just like the studies trying to demonstrate that 'men are from mars woman are from venus' and inferring innate differences, based on skill sets that are highly teachable... this seems to fit right in there. Mentalising is a teachable skill, not necessarily a school learned skill, but a skill taught by parents in the early years of childhood. The study, while having a point with Autistic children precisely BECAUSE they have learning difficulties, but transferring this to male-female is way overstepping into Mars and Venus land!

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 5, 2012 at 3:33am

Breaking habits ain't easy.

For instance, I wouldn't have written "...to believe in God – a discovery...." in the previous post; I would have written "...to believe in any gods – a discovery...."

Some nits I just gotta pick.

Comment by A Former Member on June 4, 2012 at 9:51pm

I'm behind on reading posts, so this may have already been posted:

Autism study strengthens idea that we read God's mind

People with autism appear less likely to believe in God – a discovery that has strengthened theories that religious belief relies on being able to imagine what God is thinking, a capacity known as "mentalising".

One of the hallmarks of autism is an impaired ability to infer and respond to what other people are thinking, so the investigators wondered whether this would affect their likelihood of believing in God.

In a study of adolescents questioned on their beliefs, those with autism were almost 90 per cent less likely than non-autistic peers to express a strong belief in God.

The study – along with three others that questioned hundreds of people about religious belief and mentalisation abilities – also showed that men are worse than women at mentalising. This correlated with them being less likely than women to believe in God.

"We reasoned that if thinking about a personal god engages mentalising abilities, then mentalising deficits would be expected to make belief in a personal god less intuitive, and therefore less believable," says Ara Norenzayan of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and joint head of the investigation. "We found support for this in four different studies." [continue]

 

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