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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1581
Latest Activity: on Monday

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!

The icon is from www.wearscience.com.


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 Journals suffer large scale peer review fraud

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Clarence Dember Apr 17. 1 Reply

Common sense talk about climate change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Michael Penn Apr 15. 2 Replies

Time goes both ways in the quantum world

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck Apr 14. 1 Reply

Ebola Vaccine Very Promising

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Apr 10. 6 Replies

Wound Healing

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

The Web is not the Net.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 14. 1 Reply

Science, information, and politics in the Anthropocene

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 12. 3 Replies

Marburg and Ebola Viruses

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Mar 4. 2 Replies

Dog-human alliance edged out Neanderthals

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 4. 1 Reply

Climate Change Deniers.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 4. 8 Replies

FDA hides fraud

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 14. 4 Replies

Vulnerable to science denial

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 8. 1 Reply

Brain and Spinal Cord

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 18. 3 Replies

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Comment by tom sarbeck on April 29, 2012 at 1:39pm

Joan, it may take a compulsive to know one.

What else but "compulsive" describes a guy who has read Robert's Rules of Order?

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 29, 2012 at 2:17am

Tom, your comment sounds very familiar.

"In your post, I see a desire/need/demand (choose one) that human beings live up to an ideal that may be beyond our capacity."

I do desire, need and demand people live up to my expectations of their  potential. You got me!  I think you even caught the intensity of my scorn when a person or a nation squanders time and effort on trivia or on a nonsense war when there are so many healthy and life affirming things  to be done. I better shut up ... I am revealing what a compulsive person  I am. 

I get your point and agree, demanding evidence does get rid of a lot of foolishness that irritates me. And it makes it easier to free myself from their miserable company. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on April 29, 2012 at 1:26am

Joan, your "...people who want to conserve the status quo and who are unwilling to look at evidence...." can be explained.

Throughout history, people have offered imaginative explanations for events (such as the conspiracy theories we hear daily or more often, and even the claims made by religions). Demanding evidence for their explanations is the fastest way I know to get those people out of my face. My demand angers some of them.

Many of us are busy and don't have time even for theories that seem promising. I noted some years ago that the ways I told people of my need for evidence sounded very much like negative thinking.

If the status quo a scientist enjoys (salary, position, prestige, etc) is a result of work they have done, a demand for evidence is a form of protection for their status quo.

In your post, I see a desire/need/demand (choose one) that human beings live up to an ideal that may be beyond our capacity.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2012 at 2:27pm

Scientists encounter prejudices and conservatism of other scientists and the public only to be found accurate, sometimes decades later. Current disputes about weather change, political change, economic change and religious change all reveal present challenges represented by people who want to conserve the status quo and who are unwilling to look at evidence for what it can tell us. Here are just a very few and very important paradigm changes taking place right now. 

 

Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin changed the way disease is treated.

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/alexander_fleming_and_penicill...

 

Edward Jenner discovered a vaccine for smallpox that killed one in three of those who caught it and badly disfigured those who survived.

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/edward_jenner.htm

 

Louis Pasteur, building on the work of Edward Jenner, discovered germs that transformed medicine and pasteurized milk was named in his honor.

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/louis_pasteur.htm

 

Robert Koch worked on anthrax and tuberculosis (TB) and further developed the work of Louis Pasteur.

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/robert_koch.htm

 

Joseph Lister discovered the link between lack of cleanliness in hospitals and deaths after operations. For this reason, he is known as the ‘Father of Antiseptic Surgery’.

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/joseph_lister.htm

 

Christian Barnard performed the first open heart transplant.

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/christian_barnard.htm

 

J Harlen Bretz interpreted evidence of water flow that created the channeled scablands of Eastern Washington. He was roundly lampooned and criticized because there was no sign of sufficient water to create such a flood. Geologists and biblical scholars cited it as evidence of The Biblical Flood. In 1940, Lake Missoula, an Ice Age lake the size of Lake Michigan, defined by geologist Joseph Pardee, explained the evidence. 

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&fil...

 

 

Comment by AtheistTech on April 27, 2012 at 3:42am
Comment by AtheistTech on April 25, 2012 at 9:58pm

Asteroid Mining Venture Backed by Google Execs, James Cameron Unveiled

http://www.space.com/15395-asteroid-mining-planetary-resources.html

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on April 18, 2012 at 4:46pm

Comment by Charlies T. Rentz on April 11, 2012 at 5:32pm

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Comment by annet on April 1, 2012 at 11:28pm

Very cool wind map Ruth!

Comment by Barbara Walker on March 31, 2012 at 12:13pm

Sara- Hello - Just happy to have found your site. I am very busy with work and my business, but science always keeps me interested.

 

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