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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
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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

Intelligent life 90% less likely

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Stem

Started by C.L.A.W.S.. Last reply by Sean Murphy Oct 31. 2 Replies

Green Tea Boosts Brainpower

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Oct 28. 5 Replies

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

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

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Comment by Mick Ohrberg on June 19, 2012 at 6:48am

Indeed - this is exactly what quasars are; giant black holes with giant accretion disks. The material in the accretion disks rubs against all the other material, heats up and starts to glow, effectively. Since the speeds are to phenomenal, the heat gets absolutely fantastically intense. Plasma, as the result of the heat, that's moving generates a magnetic field, and the magnetic field has two poles. Just as energy gets IN at the poles of the earth's magnetic field, energy gets OUT at the poles of the black hole's magnetic field. Note that these two beams are steady - not sweeping through space like from a neutron star, pulsar or magnetar, since the magnetic field from a black hole's accretion disk doesn't "wobble" the way the magnetic field does on a neutron star, pulsar or magnetar.

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.

 

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