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: 2 hours ago

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 2 hours ago. 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 Tom Sarbeck on March 10, 2013 at 12:49am

Yeah, it's fun and it appeals to and at least emotionally persuades many young people.

And then we have nerds. I first heard of e=mc2 in a college physics class and set out to explore it. Having been in the Navy, I calculated the energy in a pound of matter to be adequate to lift the battleship Missouri many miles high.

I think it essential to show kids what fun science can be--whether by music or  math. If we'd done so, the anti-science xianity we know would have died early.

Comment by A Former Member on March 9, 2013 at 10:40pm

That's fun.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 9, 2013 at 11:34am

Symphony of Science celebrates E=mc2

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 8, 2013 at 11:47am

Joan, I've watched some of it, and will watch all of it when I get a new internet service provider that doesn't charge me extra for watching videos.

Comment by A Former Member on March 7, 2013 at 7:56pm

Joan, I'll watch that later. But those Perimeter Institute lectures are always good. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 7, 2013 at 7:41pm

Seth Lloyd on Quantum Life

No reason quantum physics should be shunned, it begins to look understandable, even as it makes no sense to intuition. 

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. 

 

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