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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1565
Latest Activity: 8 hours ago

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

Data Analytics and the Disintegration of Public Knowledge

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 4 Replies

Peas learn by association

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Hyperkeystone Species

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Corrupt Science

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 23, 2016. 6 Replies

Super-Silk

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 10, 2016. 1 Reply

Planetary Context of the Anthropocene

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Chris Oct 2, 2016. 1 Reply

3-D Printed Bone Repair

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 28, 2016. 0 Replies

Cold Vaccine Progress

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 28, 2016. 0 Replies

Publish-Or-Perish Guarantees Flawed Research

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 22, 2016. 1 Reply

Earth like planet may be only 4.25 light-years away.

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 26, 2016. 8 Replies

Acoustic Prism

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 13, 2016. 1 Reply

Diagnostic test for ALL viruses

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Alexandra Rodriguez Jun 20, 2016. 6 Replies

Primate Evolution

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jun 19, 2016. 3 Replies

New Planet Is Largest Discovered That Orbits Two Suns

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 15, 2016. 1 Reply

Stem Cells Treat Stroke

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jun 2, 2016. 1 Reply

Our Limbs May Have Evolved From Sharks Gills?

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Sean Murphy Apr 22, 2016. 1 Reply

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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 12, 2016 at 1:40pm

I liked a post from Nancy Atkinson.  Here are a few quotes from her:

“Space exploration brings out our best.”

“With space exploration, our desire to answer fundamental questions about our place in the Universe can not only help to expand technology, but it helps us look at things in new ways and it seems to help foster a sense of cooperation, and – if I may – peaceful and enduring connections with our fellow humans.”

“Space exploration offers an incredible example of cooperation.”

https://www.amazon.com/Team-Moon-People-Landed-Apollo/dp/054458239X

“Space exploration brings out a sense of inclusiveness. Many of the Apollo astronauts have said that when they traveled to other countries following the missions, people around the world would say how proud they were that “we went to the Moon.” It wasn’t just the US, but “we humans” did it.”

“Space explorations expands our horizons, feeds our curiosity, and helps us finding all sorts of unexpected things while helping to answer profound questions like how did the Universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone?”

More from Nancy here:

http://www.universetoday.com/131399/space-exploration-represents-be...

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 9, 2016 at 2:38pm

Interesting.  Someone had a bead on global warming 104 years ago.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 9, 2016 at 1:16pm

104 years ago

image source

Comment by Plinius on November 27, 2016 at 12:19am

a good one, Ruth!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 26, 2016 at 1:59pm
Comment by Plinius on August 16, 2016 at 12:39pm

Great fun! What do we tell the believers? :-)

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 16, 2016 at 12:15pm

1 year and 5 days from now, some of us in the USA will get to see a total eclipse of the sun.  Here's a map showing the locations and times. Click on it to embiggen.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2016 at 6:04pm

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Rahm Emanuel: White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. He served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac at a time when scandal was brewing at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot "red flags," entire board was later accused by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) of having "failed in its duty to follow up on matters brought to its attention." Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 5th congressional district, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the 2006 mid-term elections. chairman of the Democratic Caucus, member of the New Democrat Coalition. Noted for his combative style and his political fundraising abilities

He articulated his view on the role of government as a positive force to face difficult challenges and solve national problems, notably combating global warming through green energy policies and completely restructuring the healthcare system. Citigroup executive at the center of the current meltdown. 


Chris Dodd:  #1 recipient of Fannie Mae contributions

Larry Summers who pushed the repeal of the Glass-Steagal Act, 

Tim Geithner who masterminded the bank bailout, 

Robert Rubin, a disgraced Citigroup executive at the center of the current meltdown. 

Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006.

 

This flock of financial, banking, monied individuals do not look like a balanced cloud of advisors to me.

Immediately after his election, and again to my horror, Obama let go his progressive advisors, leaving him nesting with a brood of neocons.  

No wonder 2007-8 came so quickly. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2016 at 6:03pm

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Obama's Financial Advisors, March 31, 2009

Ben Bernanke: Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, central bank of USA. South Carolina macroeconomist

Pete Peterson: businessman, investment bankerfiscal conservative, author, and politician, United States Secretary of Commerce, 

Chairman of the Council on Foreign RelationsSenior Chairman of the private equity firm, the Blackstone GroupIn 2008, he was ranked 149th on the "Forbes 400 Richest Americans" with a net worth of $2.8 Billion. In 2008, he established The Peter G. Peterson Foundation 

 

Henry Paulson: 74th United States Treasury SecretaryInternational Monetary Fund Board of Governors, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs.,Time magazine named Paulson as a runner-up for its Person of the Year 2008, saying, with reference to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008: "if there is a face to this financial debacle, it is now his".

Franklin Delano Raines: former Fannie Mae CEO, received $50 Million bonus, White House budget director under President Bill Clinton, His role leading Fannie Mae has come under scrutiny.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2016 at 5:59pm

Some good news for a change! 

Diablo Canyon to close rather than extend operating license, sooner...

"environmental groups led by Friends of the Earth, labor unions, and the California electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PGE)," "reached an agreement that Diablo Canyon that the Diablo Canyon nuclear generating station in San Luis Obispo will permanently shutdown in 2025 rather than seek a twenty-year license extension."

This, and other nuclear power plants closures will cause a high ruckus with pro-nuclear power people.  It will mean we will have to resort to other energy sources.

When the G. W. Bush administration came into power, he brought in a whole gaggle of neocon, 

Prominent neocons in the Bush Administration included Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Elliott Abrams, David Addington and Richard Perle.

From the media: Bill Kristol and Norman Podhoretz. 

From academia: Bernard Lewis and Victor Davis Hanson 

The main characteristics of neo-conservatism are:

  • a tendency to see the world in binary good/evil terms
  • low tolerance for diplomacy
  • readiness to use military force
  • emphasis on US unilateral action
  • disdain for multilateral organizations
  • focus on the Middle East

To my horror, I watched as Obama name his cabinet, he brought in a flock of Bush neocon leftovers as well as the gang of 

 

 

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