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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
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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

Lead Ebola Doctor In Sierra Leone Contracts It Himself

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Electric Bacteria

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Vantablack

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Roundup Ready Corn IS Toxic

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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

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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

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Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's

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Nanoparticle Wound Glue

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Comment by TNT666 on March 13, 2014 at 11:11am

I must admit I found it one of the most boring and unrevealing hours on TV in recent memory. But if it can help struggling youth take more interest in the scientific method, that can be a good result. He really could have skipped the whole birth of Christ and other religious confabulations out of the show. I really wish we were spending all the deep space exploration money on deep ocean exploration. It is way more meaningful to life on Earth and is not so mired in metaphysics.

Comment by Sean Murphy on March 12, 2014 at 3:32pm

I saw the first episode of the "new" Cosmos, and for some reason I thought it would be an updated version, a sequel perhaps. But there were sections I recognized as word-for-word, and the reference to the Moon coalescing out of leftover bits of the pieces that formed the Earth reminded me that the current accepted theory of the formation of the Moon had not yet been formulated when Carl Sagan did the original. Still, some beautiful graphics. It was a nice bit of nostalgia from my childhood.

Comment by Gregory Phillip Dearth on March 12, 2014 at 8:29am

Scientists are "forced to accept" theories like the Big Bang when the data and evidence match the explanation so well. Scientists do not "believe in" theories like the Big Bang or evolution. The direct observations and evidence match the explanatory framework so well that they accept the explanatory framework.

Comment by Gregory Phillip Dearth on March 12, 2014 at 8:25am

You do know the universe is expanding? This is a direct observation. The Big Bang theory is not only factual, but has made predictions that have also been verified by observation. It successfully describes the expansion to a fine degree of accuracy. It says nothing about how long any singularity existed before expanding or how it started. Thus it is not creation-like at all. But saying you dont believe thw Big Bang is like saying you dont believe in gravity. Theories are not dogmas to be "believed in". They are the best descriptions of processes. And in the case of the Big Bang, are confirmable explanations.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 11, 2014 at 11:30pm

Loren and Randall, thank you so much for calling attention to the 6 Minutes story of ALMA: Peering into the universe's past. It reveals so many beautiful images, and the stories behind them far outshine the mythology that has grown in cultures all over the planet. Imagine ancient Chlian's stories, compared to ancient Australian stories. I will have to look and see if I can find such stories and see how different cultures interpreted what they saw. 

This video is a real keeper! 

Comment by Loren Miller on March 10, 2014 at 7:50am

For those who missed the piece on the Alma Telescopes, the link to the 60 Minutes story is here.

Please enjoy!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 10, 2014 at 7:45am

Did anybody see the "60 Minutes" feature on the Chilean telescopes (March 9)? Amazing!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 16, 2014 at 7:52am
It won't be long--as soon as we have a nice Spring day--that preachers and other "pray-ers" will be thanking the lord for "this beautiful day". All this bitterly cold, snowy, miserable winter we've had will be forgotten (forgiven?). God had nothing to do with the bad weather, only the good. If you hear a piercing scream in the wilderness, that will be mine.
Comment by Gary Berg-Cross on February 6, 2014 at 1:44pm
For Science lovers.   Free Talk by Fred Edwords  2-4 Sat.  Feb 15th (2-4) at Wheaton MD Library
Sponsored by WASH MDC (Washington Area Secular Humanists) meeting as part of Darwin Week.
"How Noah and His Ark Became Lost at Sea."
What sort of Noah will Russell Crowe play in his new movie slated for release in March? What is the prognosis for the Creation Museum's Ark Encounter theme park originally scheduled to open this spring in Kentucky? As it turns out, both of these efforts to make the Noah's Ark story work in the real world reveal fatal flaws in the biblical account. Come learn how evolutionary biology and other scientific fields utterly sink this creationist boat! 
Fred Edwords has 36 years experience in freethought leadership, having led local and national organizations since 1977. He was executive director of the American Humanist Association for fifteen years, editor of the Humanist magazine for twelve, and has served as national director of the United Coalition of Reason since its founding in early 2009,ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 6, 2014 at 1:21pm

 

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