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 Tuesday

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

Google Makes First Fully Self-Driving Car

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Clarence Dember on Tuesday. 1 Reply

The Web is not the Net.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish Dec 17. 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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 21, 2012 at 11:03pm

Creepy, Joan. What a surreal image.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 21, 2012 at 9:45pm

stoked on the comments at this:
http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/solar-powre-for-facebook-a...
I mean the URL within my post..

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 21, 2012 at 9:36pm

Greg, several years ago I visited my grandmother Denoo's birthplace at Kinzua, PA, which is now under water from the dam. We also went to burial sites of family ancestors and coming out of one of the graves was an oil "grasshopper", you know the pump, I guess you call it. But right out of the grave. We don't know if they emptied the grave first, or not, but the gravestone stood where it should have ... but seeing that oil pumping machine where the body should have been just made me ... disgusted. Couldn't they have at least drilled down on the pathway? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 21, 2012 at 9:26pm

Clarence and Greg, I am with you on water issues! Aquifers simply must be protected ... once gone many will not be restored because the water is called "fossil water"; it is the remnant of the melting Ice Age. We must be up-to-date on the science of fracking, mining, drilling, and all other threats to clean, drinkable water. 

Comment by Clarence Dember on March 21, 2012 at 5:10pm
To Joan Denoo.
Objectivism does not conflate well with one issue politics.Moreover, Rational self interest is an ethic which does not own the patent rights to mutually assured destruction. Is fracking shale for gas destructive to aquifers? It appears to be. Are there other energy technologies able to quell our appetite for energy? What patents have been granted for such applications and where is the lobbying money for its implementation coming from? Can corrupt political systems claim technical competence with respect to the stewardship of planets?
Comment by Jessica on March 21, 2012 at 9:11am

I love watching Dinosaur train with my son, it is a show on PBS.  After each show a paleontologist named Dr. Scott talks to the kids about the episode they just saw.  I think I have a crush on him!  I like when adults talk to children about science and evolution.  Dr. Scott Sampson is a Canadian dinosaur paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and educator who serves as Research Curator at the Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah.  We need more shows like this for children.  My son is 4 and I have started talking to him about evolution which is so much better than the xtian nonsense I was hearing when I was his age (fear and indoctrination).  My main goal is for him to stay an atheist who loves science and learning.  However, if he finds "god"  I will try to be ok with it. I just wanted to share :)  Check out his page!

Comment by Sean Murphy on March 20, 2012 at 6:13pm

Almost all of our federal legislators are corrupt


Almost all?!?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2012 at 3:19pm

And, let us be aware that public money spent on bringing oil shales across the US has a consequence, many consequences. 
1. Risk of contaminated aquifers that are fossil aquifers and will not be replenished until the end of the next ice age, if the Earth survives that long.
2. Increase of dirty substances from burning dirty oil shales and increasing the greenhouse effect.
3. Delaying the development of petroleum alternatives with sustainable, renewable energy sources.
4 ...need I go on? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2012 at 3:10pm

Investment in education can result in better technology, processes, understanding of how things work, and on and on. 
I visited a Mormon community i central Mexico where their population sent their kids away to universities all over the world. Those students returned home to improve their agriculture, energy technology, water management, and all other kids of ideas. They developed solar, wind and water energy, hybridized agriculture to meet the needs of high desert conditions. Their kids were using computers and connecting all over the world. I spend an afternoon with a group of kids in their science labs and was overwhelmed with their knowledge. All this came about because of education to improve their lives in a high desert surrounded by primitive cultures. I am not a Mormon, and I support their focus and investment in education.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2012 at 3:04pm

Let us be really careful here, money for research in the wrong hands will result in more weapons for killing and destroying. We need more tools for problem solving and conflict resolution. That will never happen if any of the Tea Partiers/Republicans/Randians get in. Their motive is not the best interest of the people or the planet or the poor. They believe in Rand's philosophy: 

"My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.
—Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged[2]


 

 

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