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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1577
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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!!
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

Science and Religion Cannot Be Reconciled

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by gAIL 2 hours ago. 21 Replies

Green Tea Boosts Brainpower

Started by John Jubinsky on Monday. 0 Replies

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

Started by Gregory Phillip Dearth. Last reply by Gregory Phillip Dearth Mar 23. 59 Replies

1,500 year old frozen moss grows

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 22. 2 Replies

Fast, Cheap and Ethical Stem Cells

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Mar 15. 4 Replies

Academic papers generated by computer programs widespread

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 15. 6 Replies

Nuke close call in 1961

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 12. 2 Replies

Million Year Memory Storage with 5D Glass

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Luara Feb 28. 3 Replies

Canadian war on science

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 21. 1 Reply

Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Sean Murphy Dec 31. 1 Reply

Giant twisters in the Lagoon Nebula

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 26, 2013. 2 Replies

Joe Romm science quote

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 9, 2013. 5 Replies

Quantum Light Harvesting Hints at New Form of Computing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Luara Dec 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Fish Oil May Cause Prostate Cancer

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Nov 29, 2013. 3 Replies

Academic Fraud is a Chinese industry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Oct 2, 2013. 5 Replies

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sarah Walton Sep 29, 2013. 9 Replies

Academic

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 29, 2013. 0 Replies

Geometry at the heart of reality

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 18, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by A Former Member on March 16, 2010 at 12:48pm
I agree. I imagine that there is some kind of circulation going on. And obviously, they are feeding on something. There's probably much more down there.
Comment by Mrina on March 16, 2010 at 12:43pm
Woah no way!!! That is so cool!! I am going to show this to my mentor, he'll love it! Thanks again!! It begs the questions: what about in Europa's subsurface ocean? What about Enceladus' geysers? However the food source for these shrimp is a mystery- I can't imagine why they didn't sample the water and check for zooplankton? Or perhaps the shrimp somehow live off detritus, otherwise it's not impossible that there is some deep inlet from the Ocean- 12 miles isn't a lot and they only sampled a tiny hole. They can't completely rule out the possibility of there being no link to open water, as cool as it would be for these guys to be living independently of a marine source. Sorry to rant, that's brilliant though.
Comment by A Former Member on March 16, 2010 at 12:16pm
Thanks Mrina. Glad you found it interesting. Life is such a splenderous and creative thing. This one just recently appeared on Yahoo: Scientists go 'gaga' to find creatures beneath 600 feet of ice
Comment by Mrina on March 16, 2010 at 12:07pm
Thank you for the article, Dallas! Very interesting and I look forward to seeing the results of that marine sediment coring expedition. I bet there are anaerobic bacteria making up a giant layer of the ocean floor. Some people in my lab are working on marine sediments in the Arctic, very cool work :) Thanks again, going to repost this on my page.
Comment by A Former Member on March 15, 2010 at 7:07pm
Buried alive: Half of Earth's life may lie below land, sea

WASHINGTON — While astronomers scour the skies for signs of life in outer space, biologists are exploring an enormous living world buried below the surface of the Earth.

Scientists estimate that nearly half the living material on our planet is hidden in or beneath the ocean or in rocks, soil, tree roots, mines, oil wells, lakes and aquifers on the continents.

They call it the "subsurface biosphere," a dark world where the sun and stars don't shine. Some call it Earth's basement.

Read the rest here.
Comment by Aiden on March 2, 2010 at 8:57pm
Studying Function and Behavior in the Fossil Record:

PLoS Biology
Comment by JayBarti on February 26, 2010 at 6:40pm
What Is Time? One Physicist Hunts for the Ultimate Theory

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Nice little wired magazine article with Sean Carroll who is a theoretical physicist at Caltech
Comment by Michelle on February 24, 2010 at 9:18am
Hugh, that was great - since I know the tune it was easy to follow. If only Rita Rudner was singing it with a carrot.
Comment by Hugh Kramer on February 23, 2010 at 2:30pm
An atheist explains Libertarianism through song: A gently-mocking ditty sung to a tune by Gilbert and Sullivan. (more here)

Comment by sacha on February 17, 2010 at 12:49pm
A caring god would not have designed us like this -

"...Our genome is an unmitigated mess. The replication and repair mechanisms are inadequate, making mutations commonplace. The genome is infested with parasitic DNA that often wreaks havoc. The convoluted control mechanisms are prone to error. The huge amount of junk, not just between genes but within them, wastes resources. And some crucial bits of DNA are kept in the power factories - mitochondria - where they are exposed to mutagenic byproducts. "It is downright ludicrous!" declares John Avise, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of California, Irvine..."


Inside The Human Genome - A case for non-intelligent design
by John...
 

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