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. Last reply by Idaho Spud 9 hours ago. 2 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 23, 2012 at 6:46pm

Dear Rational Robot. Your link would have been better posted as a discussion than a comment, because my reply is now disconnected from it. I don't buy France-Presse's argument that "history shows that science can thrive alongside religion" when the only evidence given is

"By their senior year, 79 percent said they don't see a conflict, but a collaboration model instead."


presumably based on a survey at one or a few schools.

Also his claim that "A perceived conflict between science and religion has led Americans to rank nearly last among industrialized countries in understanding evolution." had no evidence at all. Religious opposition to science, including evolution, doesn't get off the hook for terrible US science eduction by suggesting that if we only collaborated with religions our science education would advance light years. This makes no sense to me at all. Just because 79% of seniors at some school imagine that science and religion can peacefully coexist, doesn't make it so on the broader stage.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 21, 2012 at 12:39pm


The body is the shape of a Soviet F1 Hand Grenade, made out of the sturdy Tusk2700T resin. The metal parts are created from silver, complete with an operational trigger mechanism that begins the recording process. “I wanted it to look elegant, a bottle of high-class perfume, as much as a weapon,” said Oliver in an interview with We Make Money, Not Art.

includes a computer with a microphone and powerful wireless antenna that captures network traffic and audio in a location and anonymously streams it to an external server that mines it for information — including e-mail excerpts, web pages, images and voice. The server then uploads that data to a public website and positions it on a map.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/02/transparency-grenade/

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 21, 2012 at 11:29am

Thanks Cane.  I like the Religious Addiction article.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 20, 2012 at 10:14pm
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 20, 2012 at 10:10pm

"Widespread rejection in America of climate science, and denial of climate change is linked with the "street fight" over evolution, speakers told an audience of mostly American scientists and educators.
 
But Miller said the stereotype that "rational science is at war with irrational faith" is wrong.
 
He said popular American culture and religious speakers promote a literal interpretation of the Bible, as well as the idea that morality would not exist without religion."

ha! okay...
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/education-can-sol...

United States placed second to last — just before Turkey — in a recent survey in 33 countries of how well people understood evolution.

Comment by AtheistTech on February 20, 2012 at 6:53pm
Comment by Dr. Vinod Wadhawan on February 18, 2012 at 10:00pm

I write a weekly column on my blog, explaining science in an accessible language:

http://vinodwadhawan.blogspot.in/search/label/Understanding%20Natur...

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 18, 2012 at 7:29pm

oooh la lahhhh

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 18, 2012 at 2:38pm

dunno about 'love' science.. perhaps i 'live by it though.. in some not so apparent way; yeah that's it.. ; )

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 18, 2012 at 2:38pm

@Cane
that's how the FSM was born!

The highlighted molecule seeming to fly out of the dividing cell represents a fluorescent protein called “MiniSOG” that scientists are beginning to use to refine their electron microscope images.

 

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