Atheists in the Biological Sciences


Atheists in the Biological Sciences

A group for biologists, and those with an interest in biology, to get together and talk about what interests them the most: the fascinating study of life.

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Invasive species

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Liz E Nov 18, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 1, 2012 at 5:13pm
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Comment by TNT666 on March 10, 2012 at 10:46pm

Something any non science trained atheist needs to understand: Science is not immune from corruption and political manipulation. Without scientific training or scientific research skills, it can be quite difficult to know the difference between truthful and science and lying science. This table might help a bit:

The A to Z Guide to Political Interference in Science

by the Union of Concerned Scientists

Comment by TNT666 on January 18, 2012 at 4:07am

Tamiflu effectiveness against influenza, as quoted by public officials, was based on corporate trials, not independent ones. European researchers today have released data that ROCHE did not want made public, by going through Access to Information laws. The hidden/unpublished data reveals both lack of effectiveness and safety. Again a case of corporate interests contrary to public interests. They are not on the same plane. More to come when I spend more time on this in the coming days. For now, it's late.

Comment by Chizu_Sando on January 17, 2012 at 9:04pm

LOL @ frog story! Yes, I would eventually like to be an exotics vet. Dealing with euthanasia is hard, but eventually you become sort of hardened to it. Sounds horrible to say, but true.  While vets do deal with horrible things like abuse, in my experience it is a very small part of the job. Mostly you do routine spays/neuters, dental cleanings, ect. 

Comment by TNT666 on January 16, 2012 at 10:18pm

Indeed, herpers are an uncommon breed of scientists :)

@ Annie: The tadpole habitat selection was meant to determine what, if any, tadpole habitat played a role in the long term decline of Rana septentrionalis (Mink Frog). Unfortunately the geographical location my supervisor insisted I focus on had insufficient specimens to do the study, which is why I switched to sex determination.

@ Chizu: We have only three vet schools in Canada, entrance is insanely difficult, even though my grades were right, I would've needed experience with vets to even hope to get in, and never got around to it. Vet assistant I think would be a very satisfying job... leading eventually to vet? I've hesitated because I suspect I'd find it hard to deal with euthanasia on a daily basis, ...and cases animal cruelty.

Frogs are just the cutest things, specially Tree frogs!

I once picked up off the ground the mother of all Green Frogs, a female, which must have weighed nearly 5 lbs!!!! I needed both hands to pick her up, and my hands were far from touching!..... and then she screamed!!!!!!!... I swear, I was so surprised... I let her go immediately. Very efficient predator repellent! :)

Comment by Annie Thomas on January 16, 2012 at 10:02pm

Hello TNT666.  It's fun to meet fellow herpers here.  Best wishes Chizu as you pursue your degrees.  TNT666- what was your study on tadpole habitat selection?  It sounds interesting.  I live in Florida, but spent most of my time herping in the tropics.  My husband is the true herper... but it sucked me in. My interest is in bats. 

Comment by Chizu_Sando on January 16, 2012 at 9:53pm

Ah yes, garter musk is in a class of its own. lol AAS Associates in Animal Science. I'm learning to be a vet tech, or are they called veterinary nurses there? I applied at A&M college station for a zoology masters but didn't get in. I'm hoping another degree and better grades will help.

Comment by TNT666 on January 16, 2012 at 9:44pm

What's an AAS degree?


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