Atheists who love Science!

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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1580
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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

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 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

Japan stepping up to space-based solar power

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 4. 6 Replies

Common Gene Variation Linked to Colon Cancer

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky May 2. 5 Replies

Amazing Chameleon Vine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 25. 0 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 28, 2014 at 3:05pm

Now we know.  Science triumphs again.

Comment by Plinius on August 28, 2014 at 1:12am

That was a good explanation, thanks Joan!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 27, 2014 at 9:23pm

How Rocks Move, I have wondered about this for a long time. Now we know. 

Comment by Randall Smith on August 14, 2014 at 7:10am

A couple of other notes. Don't get me wrong--I am still interested in what's going on in the world of astronomy. I just don't keep up on the latest like I did when I was teaching the subject. In past years, I would watch the Perseid meteor shower "show". I say that parenthetically because it was always disappointing. The promise of "one per minute" was more like one per 15 minutes. Nowadays, I value my sleep more.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2014 at 7:52pm

Ruth, this article, White dwarfs crashing into neutron stars explain loneliest supernovae, offers a very nice example of what happens in our sky, far beyond our ability to see. There is so much activity, and interesting new discoveries, it is better than a mystery series. Thanks. I am reposting. 

Tom, the photo by NASA Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars, is so clear and beautiful, and to think it has been there all along and we just didn't have the technology to see it. I am so grateful to be alive at this time. I am reposting this as well. 

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on August 12, 2014 at 7:25pm

If you like astronomy pix you'll like NASA's pic of the day at:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/

In 1999 I started using it as desktop background. In my spare time I looked at the pix since their start in June 1995. (I'm not compulsive.)

It was dark during the damngop (one word) gov't shutdown last year.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 12, 2014 at 6:37pm

Randall, there's lots of interesting new astronomy, just not the kind we see with personal telescopes.

I didn't even know that there were "lonely" supernova events in deep space, far from galaxies, when I woke up today.

"What we therefore propose is these are systems that have been ejected from their galaxy. A good candidate in this scenario is a white dwarf and a neutron star in a binary system. The neutron star is formed when a massive star goes supernova. The mechanism of the supernova explosion causes the neutron star to be `kicked' to very high velocities (100s of km/s). This high velocity system can then escape its galaxy, and if the binary system survives the kick, the white dwarf and neutron star will merge causing the explosive transient."

White dwarfs crashing into neutron stars explain loneliest supernovae

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on August 12, 2014 at 6:35pm

I've been president of a few clubs and to friends described myself as the club's fearful leader.

It has some truth to it. When presiding I usually act with what looks like confidence; I know that with short notice I may have to reverse a ruling.

Politics taught me the folly of using the authoritarian language drilled into me by my dad and in Catholic schools, words like "we must ...." or "we cannot ...."). I tell some people I had to learn another language.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2014 at 4:53pm

Tom, yes, "Nothing in life is to be feared" is just one more of my hyperboles. Thanks for pointing it out to me. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2014 at 1:16pm

Good point Tom.  I also don't think the word nothing is correct.  I guess I was just looking at it from the viewpoint of personally having too many fears and knowing I would be better off if I could get rid of most of them.

 

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