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Atheists in the Physical Sciences


Atheists in the Physical Sciences

For those atheists that study or are otherwise interested in the physical sciences--physics, astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, etc.

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Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2019

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Hubble Takes Mars Portrait Near Close Approach

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jan 4, 2019. 3 Replies

Large Hadron Collider

Started by gman. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jan 4, 2019. 2 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 29, 2018 at 4:28pm

With a wee bit of imagination, this NGC 6357: The Lobster Nebula looks a bit like the Spaghetti Monster. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2018 at 1:52pm

I observed many changes over my 82 years of life, and one of the tragedies involves the degradation of soils caused by principles of farming. Human-caused degradation occurs in many ways, from monoculture farming, to erosion created by wind and water exposure, to use of petrochemicals that increase yields while killing microbiological life in the ground, and to overgrazing of herds on pastures. Principles based on production while ignoring impacts on soils, air, and water leads to reduced production and degradation of the elements of soils, water, and air.

Permaculture provides principles that restore the natural flow of all the elements. This farming method has the potential to not only increase productivity but increase elements to healthy conditions.

There are those who resist change, who want to conserve the old ways of production, and who react against ideas that make good sense and positive results.
Conservative reaction impedes health to air, water, and soils.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 11, 2018 at 1:16pm

Researchers Catch Supermassive Black Hole Burping — Twice

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 26, 2017 at 1:51pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2017 at 1:33pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2017 at 1:15pm

"Night on a Spooky Planet 
Image Credit & CopyrightStéphane Vetter (Nuits sacrées)

Explanation: What spooky planet is this? Planet Earth of course, on a dark and stormy night in 2013 at Hverir, a geothermally active area along the volcanic landscape in northeastern IcelandGeomagnetic storms produced the auroral display in the starry night sky while ghostly towers of steam and gas venting from fumaroles danced against the eerie greenish light. Tonight, there is also a chance for geomagnetic storms triggered by recent solar activity, so high-latitude skygazers should beware. Ghostly shapes may dance in your neighborhood pretty soon, too."

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 9, 2017 at 7:46pm

Here is an odd-looking feature that tickles the imagination. How did it form, of what is it made, what will it take to find answers?

"Unusual Mountain Ahuna Mons on Asteroid Ceres 
Image Credit: Dawn MissionNASAJPL-CaltechUCLA, MPS/DLR/IDA

Explanation: What created this unusual mountain? Ahuna Mons is the largest mountain on the largest known asteroid in our Solar SystemCeres, which orbits our Sun in the main asteroid belt between Mars and JupiterAhuna Mons, though, is like nothing that humanity has ever seen before. For one thing, its slopes are garnished not with old craters but young vertical streaks. One hypothesis holds that Ahuna Mons is an ice volcano that formed shortly after a large impact on the opposite side of the dwarf planet loosened up the terrain through focused seismic waves. The bright streaks may be high in reflective salt, and therefore similar to other recently surfaced material such as visible in Ceres' famous bright spots. The featured double-height digital image was constructed from surface maps taken of Ceres last year by the robotic Dawn mission.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 24, 2017 at 1:03pm

A Hybrid Solar Eclipse over Kenya 

Comment by Shantelle C Gotte on May 31, 2011 at 4:20pm
I'm doing independent study of physical Anthropology and Biology until I can afford to go back to college for it. Hope that counts! I love to learn and hope to do just that with like minded people =)
Comment by Daniel on August 28, 2010 at 3:51pm
I've just joined this group, and I'm sorry to see it's not more active. I'm a geology student at the University of London.

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