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: 1581
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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!

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

Intelligent life 90% less likely

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 4 hours ago. 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

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

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Comment by Sean Murphy on October 3, 2012 at 5:23am

Fresh water vs salt water drowning obviously makes no diffeence if you die. but if you are rescued and revived, that is when it makes a huge difference. Salt waster near-drowning victims usually survive, fresh water near-drowning victims often die despite being revived and seeming to be okay initially. Or at least, this is what was being taught in Junior Ambulance Corps back in the 1980s...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 2, 2012 at 3:05pm

Science Tattoo Emporium shows a nice range of science-related tattoos. Sample

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 4:24pm

Comment by TNT666 on September 29, 2012 at 6:26pm

So after reading that about.com web page, I went and did some hunting. Unfortunately, about.com, as per their usual, slightly misrepresent this situation. The speed of drowning is the same whether or not in salt or fresh water. And from the paramedic perspective, there are no stats indicating a difference in rescussitation success between near drownings in fresh vs salt water. A very large number of "fresh water" drownings, are unsupervised children in pools and bathtubs, mostly at home. So what my lungs look like after I'm drowned is not really a great concern to me! This is one of the reasons science is not always the best model for creating social guidelines, sometimes, even when the science is true, it is not relevant in the way we assume it to be.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 28, 2012 at 10:08am

Until today, I didn't know that fresh water in the lungs does more damage than salt water.

http://chemistry.about.com/od/waterchemistry/a/Drowning-In-Freshwat...

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 26, 2012 at 12:55am

Comment by TNT666 on September 23, 2012 at 10:21pm

Newest book that looks worth reading, from one of my favourites, Ben Goldacre: Bad Pharma.

Comment by Steven Paul Leiva on September 20, 2012 at 11:35am

Ruth -- Great poster!  Thanks for posting it. I 'm going to post it on my Facebook page.

Comment by TNT666 on September 17, 2012 at 6:32pm

Well Boris, I think you're gonna have a hard time :)
Lots of armchair scientists everywhere though.
After my B.Sc. in biology I went on to my M.Sc. in zoology, but due to personal circumstance, I did not defend my thesis, I am therefore a "frustrated" biologist, as most interesting employment in biology requires graduate degrees. So I teach science, and work in a cross of paleo and tourism.
As for dating... I've 100% given up! Not enough people with a science education around, and it's probably the only kind of person I could  truly happily date. I'd like to disagree with myself, but having a higher education in a real science seems to be a real nutbreaker feature for getting along with people!
Many scientists are pretty independantly minded people, and with the soon to be 8 billion on the planet, I see no justification in pairing up.

But I wish you every luck :)

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 16, 2012 at 8:25am


"secular rest of the week" indeed haaaa!

 

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