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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
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American Lysenkoism

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Big Bang, its limits, and being OK with "I don't know"

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Decline of Evidence-Based Medicine

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Comment by Tom Sarbeck on December 9, 2011 at 1:09am

I read recently, don't recall where, that GPS data is showing that land in northern latitudes is still rising slowly because it's no longer carrying the weight of the ice of the last ice age.

I saw no mention of earthquakes in the article.

In Iceland, the split between the European and Canadian plates is growing. Is it about an inch a year? Volcanic activity interrupted air travel in Europe.

Comment by Tommy on December 8, 2011 at 8:47pm

The way I understand it earthquakes maybe the lesser of our problems.  I am thinking that the change in ocean temperatures and the eventual release of methane gas will be the real kicker. Also am I wrong in thinking this or won't the cooling of the ocean eventually shut down the gulf stream starting a new ice age putting Europe under about a mile of ice. Not positive about this, but seems like I remember reading this somewhere. 

Comment by Chris G on December 8, 2011 at 7:14pm

Question: If the polar ice melts will that generate changes in tectonic plates, increasing earthquakes and volcanic eruptions?

I'd say the answer it "Yes."


Comment by A Former Member on December 8, 2011 at 10:37am

That's a good question Joan. My guess would be that it would. The ice caps are undoubtedly heavy, and if they melt, that would certainly change the pressure on the tectonic plates, causing them to move more or less in one direction or the other.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 8, 2011 at 10:33am

Question: If the polar ice melts will that generate changes in tectonic plates, increasing earthquakes and volcanic eruptions?

Comment by Alice on December 7, 2011 at 6:12pm

I like Gates and I like China - but then again they are both very powerful - so......

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 7, 2011 at 5:16pm

I just read 

Gates discussing new nuclear reactor with China - Yahoo! News

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates confirmed Wednesday he is in discussions with China to jointly develop a new and safer kind of nuclear reactor.

What is your take on this?  Can nuclear power be made cheaply and safely, without risk during earthquakes, tsunamis and without weapons grade material as a by-product? How will spent fuel be disposed?  

Comment by AtheistTech on December 5, 2011 at 8:18pm

Complaint Tests Rule Protecting Science From Politics

Check out this article I found on NPR: http://n.pr/ug97jG

Comment by Alice on November 19, 2011 at 6:17pm

Love the link... Nerdlass :)

Comment by George on November 19, 2011 at 10:19am

@ Nerdlass - Bill Nye, Lawrence Krauss, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Phil Plait on one stage!   (Also now I know who Pamela Gay is)

 

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