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: 1579
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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

The Web is not the Net.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish on Wednesday. 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 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

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on April 3, 2013 at 2:46am

Sign the petition but also support Nat'l Coalition for Science Education at www.ncse.com. (The name would be ncse.org but someone else grabbed the dot org.)

NCSE is a coalition of science teachers and allies in the life sciences, geology, etc. With the ACLU and others they sue states to have creationism laws overturned.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 25, 2013 at 8:27am

gotta keep those kids involved with .. mental slavree.. i mean god.. i mean.. ! hey what the!?
Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21895704

if a kid is trying to be themselves but beat up at home over morals and god.. wtf! ? peace

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 24, 2013 at 2:44am

Oh my goodness, all we have to do is pay attention to what those who believe there is a god say, fact check, then stand on principles of sound research. Scholarship, well done, provides a solid foundation upon which to stand. Now, the responsibility is on non-believers to do research correctly and report honestly what we find.

As to intelligent design going into public school science courses, there is absolutely nothing to benefit children. Teaching religion and  traditions and values based on beliefs is just not good enough for science courses.

Thanks for your insight. Tom, may I publish your remark on  Facebook with attribution to you? I want my family and friends to read your comments. 

 

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