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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1579
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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

The Web is not the Net.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish 9 hours ago. 0 Replies

Intelligent life 90% less likely

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 9. 3 Replies

100 Billion Frames per second camera

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 4. 0 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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 25, 2013 at 11:50am

Thanksk Loren, for the Lawrence Krauss video. I agree with much of it. However I see us as creating meaning in a more significant way then he does. As Sagan says, "We are a way for the cosmos to know itself."

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 25, 2013 at 11:27am

Loren, the reality, "we don't run the government, the government runs us" defines a condition of our own making. We submit to the dictates of uninformed, voters who pick uninformed representatives and then wonder why our government is so messed up. 

To think critically, using the best information available, without mythology or superstition, occurs on an individual basis. We are not victims of irrationality unless we remain silent in face of misguidedness. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 25, 2013 at 11:22am

Grinning Cat, human-shine, energy, unseen by the human eye, reveals natural processes through these photos. Like electro-magnetism, it exists, impacts our lives in ways we can't even imagine at this time. It may provide a tool to assist in finding malformation or neoplasm before symptoms appear.  


I had the PET/CT scan last week and was "radioactive" for 24 hours, or longer, who knows? The radiologist told me not to get within 10 feet of a pregnant or nursing woman during those 24 hours because energy emitted from me could cause damage to development of the unborn or newly born. I cancelled plans knowing I would be with a newly pregnant mother.  

Unrecognized energy at work. To a primitive culture, such energies may be rare. To an advanced culture, with exposures to all kinds of introduced products, such as rbST in milk or GMO in foods, cause one to ponder the long range impacts when longitudinal studies have not been done.  

The good news is, such radiation revealed no cancer cells remaining in me, from head to foot. Advancement in food technology may initiate problems that can be found by advancement in diagnostic technology. Win some, lose some. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 25, 2013 at 10:43am

Loren, this piece by Kraus offers insights needed, particularly on this day, Dec. 25. "We provide our own meaning"! To shed the strings of puppets, taking on the challenges of living in the question, life becomes rich, robust, and fun, means transformation beyond imagining. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 25, 2013 at 7:48am

I just discovered this piece by Lawrence Krauss, adapted from one of his Big Think videos.  Worth your time, I think:

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 23, 2013 at 2:15pm

Happy HumanLight!

Here's an appropriate bit of weird science:

http://www.livescience.com/7799-strange-humans-glow-visible-light.html

Strange! Humans Glow in Visible Light

The human body literally glows, emitting a visible light in extremely small quantities at levels that rise and fall with the day [...] 1,000 times less intense than the levels to which our naked eyes are sensitive. In fact, virtually all living creatures emit very weak light, which is thought to be a byproduct of biochemical reactions involving free radicals.

(This visible light differs from the infrared radiation [...] that comes from body heat.)

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on December 18, 2013 at 3:15am

The situation Sagan described could have been predicted from the time President Reagan invited the fundamentalists into the Repub Party. No one counted them and they took over the Party. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 16, 2013 at 7:28am

Here's a brilliant excerpt from a conversation between Charlie Rose and Carl Sagan.  I can't help but note that the words said here are as valid now as when the interview took place:

Comment by D R Hosie on December 15, 2013 at 1:02am
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2013 at 11:58pm
 

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