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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!!
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11/14/2009
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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

Our Limbs May Have Evolved From Sharks Gills?

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Sean Murphy Apr 22. 1 Reply

CRISPR soon to cure diseases

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 21. 1 Reply

Primate Evolution

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Sean Murphy Apr 9. 1 Reply

Magnetic Field Powered By Moon

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 31. 0 Replies

"Science Isn't Broken"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 30. 11 Replies

Slime Trivia

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 18. 0 Replies

Rock Cycle Illustrated by Phil Stoffer (2005)

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 11, 2015. 2 Replies

Diagnostic test for ALL viruses

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by philip_rhoades Nov 15, 2015. 5 Replies

Liquid-crystalline water

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 4, 2015. 4 Replies

Stable light-based memory

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 5, 2015. 0 Replies

Fascinating article on strange world ex BBC

Started by Christopher Cosgrove. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 4, 2015. 3 Replies

Dirty Oil Beats Science in the US

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 3, 2015. 0 Replies

Dog-human alliance edged out Neanderthals

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Gerald Payne Aug 27, 2015. 12 Replies

Not-amorphous glass

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 20, 2015. 0 Replies

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 29, 2015. 12 Replies

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 4, 2012 at 7:09pm

Comment by TNT666 on October 3, 2012 at 11:39am

Well in the world of ressussitation, the 80s is a very very long time ;P
--the Heimlick manoeuvre is out
--ventilating is out in single person CPR
--pulling on a broken leg, etc etc.
If the survivability statement were true... I would have found reliable statistics... and I could find none. I've also had valid rescue/1st-aid/CPR /lifeguard training uninterrupted up until today. I'm thinking the only relevance is from a forensics perspective, in being able to tell where a person drowned.

Comment by Sean Murphy on October 3, 2012 at 5:23am

Fresh water vs salt water drowning obviously makes no diffeence if you die. but if you are rescued and revived, that is when it makes a huge difference. Salt waster near-drowning victims usually survive, fresh water near-drowning victims often die despite being revived and seeming to be okay initially. Or at least, this is what was being taught in Junior Ambulance Corps back in the 1980s...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 2, 2012 at 3:05pm

Science Tattoo Emporium shows a nice range of science-related tattoos. Sample

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 4:24pm

Comment by TNT666 on September 29, 2012 at 6:26pm

So after reading that about.com web page, I went and did some hunting. Unfortunately, about.com, as per their usual, slightly misrepresent this situation. The speed of drowning is the same whether or not in salt or fresh water. And from the paramedic perspective, there are no stats indicating a difference in rescussitation success between near drownings in fresh vs salt water. A very large number of "fresh water" drownings, are unsupervised children in pools and bathtubs, mostly at home. So what my lungs look like after I'm drowned is not really a great concern to me! This is one of the reasons science is not always the best model for creating social guidelines, sometimes, even when the science is true, it is not relevant in the way we assume it to be.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 28, 2012 at 10:08am

Until today, I didn't know that fresh water in the lungs does more damage than salt water.

http://chemistry.about.com/od/waterchemistry/a/Drowning-In-Freshwat...

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 26, 2012 at 12:55am

Comment by TNT666 on September 23, 2012 at 10:21pm

Newest book that looks worth reading, from one of my favourites, Ben Goldacre: Bad Pharma.

Comment by Steven Paul Leiva on September 20, 2012 at 11:35am

Ruth -- Great poster!  Thanks for posting it. I 'm going to post it on my Facebook page.

 

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