Atheists who love Science!


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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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!

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

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 Joan Denoo on August 27, 2014 at 9:23pm

How Rocks Move, I have wondered about this for a long time. Now we know. 

Comment by Randall Smith on August 14, 2014 at 7:10am

A couple of other notes. Don't get me wrong--I am still interested in what's going on in the world of astronomy. I just don't keep up on the latest like I did when I was teaching the subject. In past years, I would watch the Perseid meteor shower "show". I say that parenthetically because it was always disappointing. The promise of "one per minute" was more like one per 15 minutes. Nowadays, I value my sleep more.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2014 at 7:52pm

Ruth, this article, White dwarfs crashing into neutron stars explain loneliest supernovae, offers a very nice example of what happens in our sky, far beyond our ability to see. There is so much activity, and interesting new discoveries, it is better than a mystery series. Thanks. I am reposting. 

Tom, the photo by NASA Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars, is so clear and beautiful, and to think it has been there all along and we just didn't have the technology to see it. I am so grateful to be alive at this time. I am reposting this as well. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on August 12, 2014 at 7:25pm

If you like astronomy pix you'll like NASA's pic of the day at:

In 1999 I started using it as desktop background. In my spare time I looked at the pix since their start in June 1995. (I'm not compulsive.)

It was dark during the damngop (one word) gov't shutdown last year.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 12, 2014 at 6:37pm

Randall, there's lots of interesting new astronomy, just not the kind we see with personal telescopes.

I didn't even know that there were "lonely" supernova events in deep space, far from galaxies, when I woke up today.

"What we therefore propose is these are systems that have been ejected from their galaxy. A good candidate in this scenario is a white dwarf and a neutron star in a binary system. The neutron star is formed when a massive star goes supernova. The mechanism of the supernova explosion causes the neutron star to be `kicked' to very high velocities (100s of km/s). This high velocity system can then escape its galaxy, and if the binary system survives the kick, the white dwarf and neutron star will merge causing the explosive transient."

White dwarfs crashing into neutron stars explain loneliest supernovae

Comment by tom sarbeck on August 12, 2014 at 6:35pm

I've been president of a few clubs and to friends described myself as the club's fearful leader.

It has some truth to it. When presiding I usually act with what looks like confidence; I know that with short notice I may have to reverse a ruling.

Politics taught me the folly of using the authoritarian language drilled into me by my dad and in Catholic schools, words like "we must ...." or "we cannot ...."). I tell some people I had to learn another language.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2014 at 4:53pm

Tom, yes, "Nothing in life is to be feared" is just one more of my hyperboles. Thanks for pointing it out to me. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2014 at 1:16pm

Good point Tom.  I also don't think the word nothing is correct.  I guess I was just looking at it from the viewpoint of personally having too many fears and knowing I would be better off if I could get rid of most of them.

Comment by tom sarbeck on August 12, 2014 at 1:00pm

Nothing in life is to be feared?


A nickel says she and her husband were wealthy and living calm lives.

I hear her speaking for herself. PERIOD!

I have a right to hear her as speaking for me but I won't exercise it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2014 at 11:34am

Randy, I'm about the same as you.  I was interested in astronomy when young, but not now.  I still have an 8 inch reflector telescope, but it's been disassembled for many years now.  

The images that I can see with my telescope are nothing compared with what I can find online from NASA & others.

However, I did take a little interest in the moon after Joan mentioned it on "Hang With Friends", and I remembered it being much brighter than normal in the early morning, although It didn't appear larger than normal.

I looked for information about it and found out the distance between it's furthest and closest points, are about 10% different, and so look 10% larger at times.  That makes it 30% brighter.


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