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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!!
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

Green Tea Boosts Brainpower

Started by John Jubinsky yesterday. 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

Science and Religion Cannot Be Reconciled

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 26, 2013. 17 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 Joan Denoo on April 15, 2013 at 12:21pm

Sim-Kidney Makes Real Urine video

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have successfully bioengineered a kidney chimera by animating donor organs using stem cells.

I have lived 77 years and seen some remarkable things. I wonder what my great-grandchildren will see? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 10, 2013 at 10:00pm
Dominic, well and powerfully stated. "Not understanding god's plan" presents a cop-out if it stops the exploration for causes, prevention, and treatment. Believing in a personal god just makes no sense, especially if one thinks some god favors one over another, or one species over another. When the assumption is human beings stand at the top of a hierarchy, and everything else must submit to the pleasures of man implies hubrus beyond common sense.
Comment by Dominic Florio on April 7, 2013 at 1:36pm

Joan, concerning those who are believers, they just won't give it up, unless they are already on the road.  People see kittens and rainbows and they see god.  When I show them pictures of a baby with no legs and a brain outside its head, I ask them if they still see god.  They just don't answer, or it's something stupid like not understanding god's plan.  I'm legally blind.  Why?  Nature.  But if I had to look towards religion, I would have to assume that there is no god, or that he is a sadistic asshole.  

Some of these people pretend to be in awe of scientific discovery, until it goes against their religious beliefs.  They believe that god gave them that cuddly puppy for Christmas, and yet they don't see god when it comes to the ball of worms inside the puppy's stomach.

Some people have gotten to the point where they reject most theology, at least on the surface, but hold on to a creator concept. Then you would have to assume that this creator, like I said, is a sadistic asshole, has little power over his creation, and/or just sits back and just lets things happen, which means that the flea is equal in value to humans.  And in nature, the flea is of equal value and is evolving to survive, just like us.  Mortality and the fact that we are not a special creation, are two very hard concepts for believers.

And yes, we have to do something about preventing "intelligent design" and other religious crap in our schools, or we will continue to be the laughing stock of the world and our quality of life will continue to deteriorate. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 7, 2013 at 12:48pm

Thanks for the image of the Hydrothermal worm.  Very interesting, and would be frightening if it were the size of a sand-worm.

Comment by A Former Member on April 7, 2013 at 9:19am

The purpose of scientific enquiry is not to compile an inventory of factual information, nor to build up a totalitarian world picture of natural Laws in which every event that is not compulsory is forbidden. We should think of it rather as a logically articulated structure of justifiable beliefs about nature. -- Peter Medawar

Comment by A Former Member on April 7, 2013 at 9:19am

Joan, that's frightening! : )

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2013 at 11:32pm

Hydrothermal Worm Viewed Under An Electron Microscope (via & Philippe Crassous) #science

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on April 3, 2013 at 2:46am

Sign the petition but also support Nat'l Coalition for Science Education at www.ncse.com. (The name would be ncse.org but someone else grabbed the dot org.)

NCSE is a coalition of science teachers and allies in the life sciences, geology, etc. With the ACLU and others they sue states to have creationism laws overturned.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 25, 2013 at 8:27am

gotta keep those kids involved with .. mental slavree.. i mean god.. i mean.. ! hey what the!?
Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21895704

if a kid is trying to be themselves but beat up at home over morals and god.. wtf! ? peace

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 24, 2013 at 2:44am

Oh my goodness, all we have to do is pay attention to what those who believe there is a god say, fact check, then stand on principles of sound research. Scholarship, well done, provides a solid foundation upon which to stand. Now, the responsibility is on non-believers to do research correctly and report honestly what we find.

As to intelligent design going into public school science courses, there is absolutely nothing to benefit children. Teaching religion and  traditions and values based on beliefs is just not good enough for science courses.

Thanks for your insight. Tom, may I publish your remark on  Facebook with attribution to you? I want my family and friends to read your comments. 

 

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