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.

Members: 188
Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2015

Welcome to the group for biologists on Athiest Nexus.

Researchers, students and interested individuals should feel free to get involved and to start discussions on whatever topics interest you.

There's already an Anti-creationist group on Atheist Nexus, you might be interested in joining that group, too!

There's also a group for People who love science

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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 Mrina on March 6, 2011 at 7:38am
To those who love microbes and cartoon humour. A shameless push towards my microbe cartoon blog :)
Comment by Christopher Baughman on January 28, 2011 at 6:22am

Roughly 1 in 8 of high school teachers whom teach biology in the United States teach it from a creationist stance.  Personally I don't care how a person squares their religion with evolution.  But I don't for a second agree with this religious bullshit that some theists constantly seek to interject into the classroom.  Evolution is a fact for all intents and purposes when discussing it in common parlance.

Comment by Phil on December 15, 2010 at 4:23pm

I don't think there are very many biologists who have serious doubts about the ubiquitousness of life in the universe.

Comment by ROMAN ROMACH on December 13, 2010 at 7:48pm

Sorry, "Increased Odds."  My mistake.





Comment by Phil on December 13, 2010 at 7:05pm

Tripling the estimate of the number of stars in the universe is not old news. Not only was that number increased, but red dwarf stars are long-lived and stable. This impacts the Drake equation and that's always a popular game. 

Comment by ROMAN ROMACH on December 13, 2010 at 5:48pm

"Greatly Increased Odds of Complex Life in the Universe"  states just about everything you can say about the topic.  It's also old news.  Not only that, but how can anyone still believe that our planet is the only in the universe that supports life?


Look at all the "dead" topics on Origins, which simply restate a headline.


Nothing terrible about making a topic interesting. 

Comment by Phil on December 13, 2010 at 4:39pm

So this is a redundant site?

My plan was to post biology-related news items that have broad implications, especially if they reflect on social issues. If I beat Origins to it, it can be discussed here - unless the Gorilla posts its own and ignores priority. 

Sensationalize biology news? Nah. We either contribute or close shop. 

Comment by ROMAN ROMACH on December 13, 2010 at 3:12pm

This site competes directly with "Origins", the Gorilla in terms of science topics, so just about any topic in the natural sciences can be covered there, including biology.  But biology is now a field that encompasses everything from the beginning of  life, to behavior, to life on other worlds - and since the same person can't introduce the same topic on different sites, you go where the action is.


I also find that topics introduced in the form of a question, or which are controversial, or for which there can be no definitive answer, draw the most responses.   Don't you agree?

Comment by Phil on December 13, 2010 at 1:59pm

Well, I tried to prime the pump here on Atheists in the Biological Sciences. This is the first comment since April and the discussions weren't picked up on. Either there are just too few of us, or we all agree about the human condition and, as my mother used to say, "If you don't have something nice to say ...

Comment by Andrew on April 26, 2010 at 10:09am
You are right. More activity would be good.

Right now I'm preparing for a job interview and a PhD viva..... so maybe I'll leave it for a bit.

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