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!

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

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 Joan Denoo on December 13, 2011 at 5:10pm

Thanks, I know, but that is not what I was reading.  Just checking. My frost heaves and freezer jars break because of expanding into space.  

Comment by AtheistTech on December 12, 2011 at 10:49pm

Well my rough nights started when I married Miss "Right" before I realized her first name was "Always".

Comment by Boothby171 on December 12, 2011 at 10:34pm

(Sorry, but if we're going to be "Atheists who love science," we damn well better get the science right!)

 

And I'm having a rough night! ;)

Comment by AtheistTech on December 12, 2011 at 10:01pm

IT'S NOT AREA THAT'S CHANGING, IT'S VOLUME! 

I said it louder. Thanks for correcting my unforgivable mistake.

Comment by Boothby171 on December 12, 2011 at 9:15pm

First off....it's not the AREA that's changing, it's the VOLUME.  I can't say that loudly enough.

 

Re. "Frost Heave"...typically a vertical movement is called "heave."  When it's caused by water freezing into ice and expanding....well, there's your frost.

 

@Joan: Are you freezing your too-full grape juice jars, or are they "just breaking" somehow?  A jar with a re-entrant top (one that "narrows back down") is at greater risk of breaking when the liquid inside it expands than, let's say, a glass that tapers outward from the botom to the top.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2011 at 7:08pm

If water in a glass freezes and does not change, what changes?  

"In the example of the freezing of half a glass of water, the water does not lose or gain any mass. The Mass stays the same, but the Density and Area change. 

When I fill my grape juice jars too full, they break ... huge mess!What am I not getting here? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2011 at 7:05pm

Driving up the Alcan highway I encountered many, huge frost-heaves; was it not the water that caused them? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2011 at 4:52pm

Parts of Spokane are built on basalt and water flows through it like a sieve.  Our homes and buildings dance all over the place during change from summer to winter and back again. Part of my driveway lifts 3 inches every winter.  Is it water changing to ice? or something else that makes it have greater volume?   

Comment by Boothby171 on December 12, 2011 at 10:49am

What I want to know is: if you take a half-full glass of water and put it in the freezer, is it still half full, or is it now half empty?

Comment by Boothby171 on December 12, 2011 at 9:32am

Thanks, Clarence; I was about to step in, myself......

 

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