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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

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 A Former Member on March 5, 2013 at 6:55pm

Any physics people here? I posted something ages ago and I can't remember the name of the principle or law or whatever you call it. 

The principle was that when two object come in contact with one another they cannot separate without leaving something of themselves behind. So when your oily hand touches a dirty surface, your hand leaves behind oil and skin cells but it has also picked up dirt from the surface. 

It was named after the man who defined it. 

Can anyone here help me with this? What is it called?

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on March 5, 2013 at 2:00am

There were three rafts full of Sierra Club folk. The other two were down river and unable to paddle back against the current. Each raft had two professional oarsmen and ours tried to paddle us out but the eddy current turned us back into the eddy. We used everything we had that would serve as paddles and got up enough momentum to get out.

We paddle-powered purists would have been embarrassed to have a motor-powered raft tow us out. I think the fear of embarrassment energized us.

One oarsman had panpipes and played them at night. What sounds they made! One nurse was ecstatic when she realized she hadn't touched soap for a week.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 5, 2013 at 12:59am

Connecting the Neural Dots

As with all things scientific, there are benefits and perhaps hazards. Let's hope we concentrate on solving problems, not making another way to control and dominate people. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 5, 2013 at 12:57am

Spud, isn't this an amazing thing! I have never heard of this before. 

Tom, getting caught in an eddy must be an adventure. Were you ... afraid? I think I would be terrified. 

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 3, 2013 at 4:33pm
Comment by Tom Sarbeck on March 3, 2013 at 12:19am

While floating the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon about 40 years ago, I was one of about 15 people on a paddle-powered raft that got caught in a large eddy. Getting out of it wasn't easy.

The trip was ineffable (too great to be described in words, which implies a second use for "effable").

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 2, 2013 at 3:50pm

Thanks Joan.  Until now, I've never heard on an Ice Circle.  Very interesting.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 2, 2013 at 3:32pm

Video of one in Massachusetts:

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2013 at 3:21pm

Salmon River Ice circle

"A rare natural phenomenon that occurs in slow moving water in cold climates. Ice circles are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water. It is believed that they form in eddy currents. In fluid dynamics, an eddy is the swirling of a fluid and the reverse current created when the fluid flows past an obstacle."


photo credit: © Gary Lane Salmon River rafting with Wapiti River Guides

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2013 at 6:13pm

 

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