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Atheists who love Science!

A group for science enthusiasts of all types -- professionals, amateurs, students, anybody who loves science.

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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!!
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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

Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 23. 2 Replies

Nanoparticle Wound Glue

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 20. 0 Replies

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Comment by AtheistTech on February 18, 2012 at 1:43pm
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 15, 2012 at 7:18am

New yellowcake aka cyberlution(s)!
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/yellowcake-and-cyberwar

but this is more fun:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/tiny-chameleons/

all unclassified info there.. ; )

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 14, 2012 at 5:59pm

God? Faith!? LOL talkin' pollution; not the decoy...
http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/air-pollution-...

Air pollution tied to stroke, memory loss
Studies recommend that the EPA reconsider the upper limits of what is an acceptable amount of pollutants.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on February 11, 2012 at 5:51pm

"WTF is wrong with the VA legislature. electorate?"

Little is seriously wrong with the VA electorate unless they let that whacko remain in the legislature.

After all, voting doesn't guarantee that we get good leaders; it guarantees only that we can get rid of them without assassination.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on February 11, 2012 at 5:44pm

Here is that amendment to the Oklahoma personhood bill:

"...provided, however, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman's vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child."

Comment by Chris G on February 11, 2012 at 1:50am

WTF is wrong with the VA legislature. electorate?

Everybody who isn't a right wing religious wacko should vote.

 

The Oklahoma personhood bill is intentional humor. 

About My 'Spilled Semen' Amendment to Oklahoma's Personhood Bill

By Constance Johnson, Guardian UK

10 February 12

 

s a woman and a 31-year veteran of the legislative process in Oklahoma, I am increasingly offended by state law trends that solely focus on the female's role in the reproductive process. With Oklahoma's new, never-before-experienced Republican majority, we are seeing enactment of more and more measures that adversely affect women and their rights to access safe medical procedures when making reproductive healthcare decisions.

My action to amend the so-called "Personhood" bill – SB 1433, introduced by Senator Brian Crain (Republican, Tulsa) – represents the culmination of my and many other Oklahomans' frustration regarding the ridiculousness of our reproductive policy initiatives in Oklahoma. I have received overwhelmingly positive responses from men and women in Oklahoma – and worldwide. The Personhood bill would potentially allow governmental intrusion into families' personal lives by policing what happens to a woman's eggs without any similar thought to what happens to a man's sperm.

More here

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on February 11, 2012 at 1:14am

Have fun with the idea of VA adopting the determined ignorance of fundamentalist xianity, but someone will do the arithmetic and realize that if the bill becomes law the state will go broke.

Let's have a contest: ask people to describe the strangest law a fundamentalist-influenced state legislature could pass.

Or, there being a number of strangely-named communities in America (like Intercourse Pennsylvania), we can identify a community and describe the strangest law their council could pass.

You perhaps heard of what an Oklahoma legislator did when a member introduced a personhood amendment (a just-fertilized egg is a legal person and entitled to the law's protections). She introduced a bill that would make male masturbation a crime because it would waste potential life.

Comment by matthew greenberg on February 10, 2012 at 6:50pm
Wow, what a Bill! Much worse than I was even anticipating.

Julie, I love your second paragraph.
Comment by Julie Carter on February 10, 2012 at 6:36pm

Well, I have a degree in Biology (from U. Texas), and there's no requirement to take a class on Evolution (though I did, cuz I'm nerdy like that). It is covered some in any general biology class (for freshmen), so I don't see how they'd get away with it completely. But then again, it could also be used to refuse to take some stupid religion class (though those are usually only required at private universities, I know).

But really, it's stupid. Your religious belief is so strong that you can't even learn about evolution (we all know that's what this bill is about)? "I have a sincerely held religious belief that learning may show me that my religious beliefs are nonsense, so I refuse to learn. I would prefer to stay in my hidey-hole and pretend that god made us in his image, but I want you to give me a degree anyway!"

Comment by Boothby171 on February 10, 2012 at 6:30pm

Here it is: HB1207:

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+sum+HB1207

Right of students to assert conscientious objection to any requirement of an academic degree program in an institution of higher education; liability.  Provides that no public or private institution of higher learning may penalize or deny academic credit to a student because he refuses to perform academic coursework because it would force him to violate a sincerely held religious belief. The bill also provides that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall not recognize any accrediting agency that takes any adverse action against an institution of higher learning that exempts students from academic coursework for such reason. The Attorney General or any student, prospective student, or former student aggrieved under the bill may bring a civil action against the institution of higher learning, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, or the relevant accrediting agency for damages, injunctive and declaratory relief, and any other relief authorized by law and may be entitled to reasonable attorney fees.

 

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