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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
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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

The Web is not the Net.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish 1 hour 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 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.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 18, 2012 at 2:36pm

vatican hates canadian science? for some reason as of late:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16861468
might be the new 22 heads of whatever just knighted by the dope pope ; P

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.

 

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