Atheists who love Science!

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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1568
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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!!
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

the largest machine ever built (DelanceyPlace.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Saturday. 1 Reply

Magnetic Field Weakens in South Atlantic

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Dec 6. 3 Replies

Theory unifies Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy Dec 6. 2 Replies

Poison Papers Shocker

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy Sep 24. 15 Replies

Switching to Green Energy Too Late

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 11. 12 Replies

Google Duplex: AI That Passes the Turing Test?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller May 15. 4 Replies

Reading Robots Beat Us

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy Jan 16. 1 Reply

CRISPR-Cas9 to treat diseases

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Dec 9, 2017. 2 Replies

Fake Medical Journals

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Chris Dec 4, 2017. 3 Replies

First robot citizenship

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Nov 29, 2017. 4 Replies

Flying Insects Three-Fourths Gone

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 7 Replies

Scientists Closing in on the Dawn of Plate Tectonics

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 30, 2017. 4 Replies

Data Analytics and the Disintegration of Public Knowledge

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sky God Sep 30, 2017. 5 Replies

How to Identify That Light in the Sky

Started by Joan Denoo Sep 24, 2017. 0 Replies

Fireball

Started by Patricia Sep 5, 2017. 0 Replies

A New 'Star Crab'

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Sep 4, 2017. 2 Replies

Atheism isn’t enough, and it isn’t very satisfying

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 31, 2017. 13 Replies

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Comment by Chuck in TN on March 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

Patricia - Haha! That certainly reinforces my opinion that all religions are silly. Yes, even those that worship cats. ;-)

Comment by Chuck in TN on March 14, 2014 at 1:09pm

@ Joan - The only religion that I am interested in is Dudeism and it, like all other religions, is silly too. (but in a good way - IMHO)

Comment by Chuck in TN on March 14, 2014 at 1:04pm

I think Gregory "blinded Tom with science"..........or something.

You can lead a horse to water.......

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 14, 2014 at 12:42pm

Well, I assume you two know what you write about and it is just a bunch of words to me. That is a reflection of my inadeq1uacy, not yours. 

Thanks, Gregory, for reminding of that great video of Krauss and Dawkins. I suppose the science will be explained so that mere mortals can understand it, and I look forward to that time. 

Surely the best explainer is Krauss. 

Comment by Sean Murphy on March 14, 2014 at 1:10am

That's funny, I majored in math and physics too, yeah, in fact I BS'd in both. No, actually I went on to PhD in both, and am now a tenured professor at- eh, enough feeding the troll. All I actually have is a BA in Psychology (I lazed out in college), but the Doppler Effect that you demonstrated that you don't understand in your earlier post is grade school science,and is really quite simple.

Comment by Sean Murphy on March 13, 2014 at 8:22pm

True - we don't know. But there is evidence, clues and echoes left behind by those ancient events, and we can derive knowledge from them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2014 at 5:56pm

Poor Bruno, "Beginning in 1593, Bruno was tried for heresy by the Roman Inquisition on charges including denial of theTrinity, denial of the divinity of Christ, denial of virginity of Mary, and denial of Transubstantiation. The Inquisition found him guilty, and in 1600 he was burned at the stake.[5]"

"A schoolmaster was hanged in Spain in 1826 for heresy. His heresy had been to substitute the words 'Praise be to God' in place of 'Ave Maria' in school prayers."  

Those wretched people hanged and crushed at Salem and those who had their noses and ears cut of in our country's history died cruelly at the hands of religious zealots. 

"Because of secular laws the Churches now have more difficulty in persecuting heretics, but persecution is still part of mainstream Christian thought. The oath taken by Roman Catholic bishops at their consecration includes the following undertaking "with all my power I will persecute and make war upon heretics"."

Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Christianity and its Persecu...

We don't suffer the burning, or drownings, or hangings, or crushing, or cutting off noses and ears for such crimes as Giordano and the thousands of others who thought as we do. Still the persecution exists.  We get our feelings hurt now and then, or we face lies, distortions, delusions and denial to the point it is really funny. 

Religion is just plain silly. No way to get around that. 

Speculating how the universe came into being or how the Earth took its present form, or life sparked a new form of matter is much like listening to preachers argue about whether transubstantiation occurs. 

The simple answer, "I don't know" seems reasonable to me. 

Comment by Bryon on March 13, 2014 at 4:50pm

I think Tom needs to go back to 7th grade and relearn the scientific method. TNT, I agree with most of what you stated but I do think the story of Bruno is something most people don't know but should. His is a story that show why it is so important to reject superstition and supernatural and why it is that science and religion can never be and should never be reconciled. 

Comment by TNT666 on March 13, 2014 at 11:11am

I must admit I found it one of the most boring and unrevealing hours on TV in recent memory. But if it can help struggling youth take more interest in the scientific method, that can be a good result. He really could have skipped the whole birth of Christ and other religious confabulations out of the show. I really wish we were spending all the deep space exploration money on deep ocean exploration. It is way more meaningful to life on Earth and is not so mired in metaphysics.

Comment by Sean Murphy on March 12, 2014 at 3:32pm

I saw the first episode of the "new" Cosmos, and for some reason I thought it would be an updated version, a sequel perhaps. But there were sections I recognized as word-for-word, and the reference to the Moon coalescing out of leftover bits of the pieces that formed the Earth reminded me that the current accepted theory of the formation of the Moon had not yet been formulated when Carl Sagan did the original. Still, some beautiful graphics. It was a nice bit of nostalgia from my childhood.

 

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