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: Aug 21

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

Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 23. 2 Replies

Nanoparticle Wound Glue

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 20. 0 Replies

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 19, 2013 at 10:46pm

What happens when you wring a wet wash cloth out in space (zero gravity)? See video

Comment by Mark Floden on April 16, 2013 at 12:43am

Ruth,

I just read the article in your link. This is certainly something to watch with interest. It  shows that an overall warming causes unexpected consequences due to the complexity of the climate systems. Colder surface water that freezes more easily due to melting of ice, deflectling cold briney water that would otherwise sink. There must be quite a velocity to the water movement to impede the salty water sinking. All very interesting. Thanks for the post.

 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 16, 2013 at 12:24am

The southern branch of the thermohaline circulation is faltering! This is a major climate change tipping point. See my discussion in Eco-Logical.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2013 at 12:21pm

Sim-Kidney Makes Real Urine video

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have successfully bioengineered a kidney chimera by animating donor organs using stem cells.

I have lived 77 years and seen some remarkable things. I wonder what my great-grandchildren will see? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 10, 2013 at 10:00pm
Dominic, well and powerfully stated. "Not understanding god's plan" presents a cop-out if it stops the exploration for causes, prevention, and treatment. Believing in a personal god just makes no sense, especially if one thinks some god favors one over another, or one species over another. When the assumption is human beings stand at the top of a hierarchy, and everything else must submit to the pleasures of man implies hubrus beyond common sense.
Comment by Dominic Florio on April 7, 2013 at 1:36pm

Joan, concerning those who are believers, they just won't give it up, unless they are already on the road.  People see kittens and rainbows and they see god.  When I show them pictures of a baby with no legs and a brain outside its head, I ask them if they still see god.  They just don't answer, or it's something stupid like not understanding god's plan.  I'm legally blind.  Why?  Nature.  But if I had to look towards religion, I would have to assume that there is no god, or that he is a sadistic asshole.  

Some of these people pretend to be in awe of scientific discovery, until it goes against their religious beliefs.  They believe that god gave them that cuddly puppy for Christmas, and yet they don't see god when it comes to the ball of worms inside the puppy's stomach.

Some people have gotten to the point where they reject most theology, at least on the surface, but hold on to a creator concept. Then you would have to assume that this creator, like I said, is a sadistic asshole, has little power over his creation, and/or just sits back and just lets things happen, which means that the flea is equal in value to humans.  And in nature, the flea is of equal value and is evolving to survive, just like us.  Mortality and the fact that we are not a special creation, are two very hard concepts for believers.

And yes, we have to do something about preventing "intelligent design" and other religious crap in our schools, or we will continue to be the laughing stock of the world and our quality of life will continue to deteriorate. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 7, 2013 at 12:48pm

Thanks for the image of the Hydrothermal worm.  Very interesting, and would be frightening if it were the size of a sand-worm.

Comment by A Former Member on April 7, 2013 at 9:19am

The purpose of scientific enquiry is not to compile an inventory of factual information, nor to build up a totalitarian world picture of natural Laws in which every event that is not compulsory is forbidden. We should think of it rather as a logically articulated structure of justifiable beliefs about nature. -- Peter Medawar

Comment by A Former Member on April 7, 2013 at 9:19am

Joan, that's frightening! : )

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2013 at 11:32pm

Hydrothermal Worm Viewed Under An Electron Microscope (via & Philippe Crassous) #science

 

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