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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!!
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! :)

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Corrupt Science

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Michelle Thaller on Science Denial

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Data Analytics and the Disintegration of Public Knowledge

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Peas learn by association

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Hyperkeystone Species

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy Jan 18. 2 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

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Cold Vaccine Progress

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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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 10, 2017 at 3:23pm

I am following the Oroville dam collapse through reports from an airline pilot/observer of the threats to northern California because of unusually heavy snowfall in Nevada County and Oroville Dam water collection system. Many tense moments, captured on video and reported daily, revealed flaws in the dam design, the weaknesses of the underlying bedrock, and the eventual collapse of the emergency spillway. The engineers work on a new concept based on a better understanding of rock and soil conditions underlying the structure. The entire series offers interesting details. 

Oroville Spillway Failure Series Feb 2017, blancolirio, 131 videos.

Today's video provides a release of tensions and some much-needed relaxation. 

Oroville 9 April High Country Snowpack Update

Comment by Michael Penn on March 9, 2017 at 6:20am

Whether they be damn fools or criminals even the script writers in our country are getting the idea. Supergirl got fired as a reporter in the latest episode and her boss claimed every media action had to be precise because the wrong signal could cause chaos. He tells her "you don't understand, we have fascists in the White House."

The remark made me think the resistance is working in real time.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 8, 2017 at 11:09pm

@Tom - well, you're proven right. They're repealing the fuck out of them as we type.

Comment by Sean Murphy on March 8, 2017 at 9:52pm

A Long Island political leader was indicted for involvement in a grand theft auto ring a couple of decades ago.

President Nixon arranged illegal wiretapping of the Democratic Party's campaign plans while there was a convention at the Watergate Hotel.

President Reagan had Oliver North oversee a program to sell drugs in order to raise money that congress had no oversight over with which to purchase huge gun shipments and give them to anti-communist terrorists to overthrow the government of Nicaragua at the time.

Before that, presidential candidate Reagan also negotiated with Iranian terrorists for the release of the hostages they had held for a rather long time in return for a great deal of money, as long as they were not released until after president Carter lost the election.

They can be criminals.

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 8, 2017 at 9:18pm
@Bert,
If any laws prohibit what people in the government want to do, they are damn fools if they don't repeal those laws.

They can be damn fools but how can they be criminals?
Comment by Sean Murphy on March 8, 2017 at 9:17pm

Testify!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 8, 2017 at 8:59pm

@Tom - Yah, sure, you betcha. But it don't work so well when the government is the criminals they're supposed to protect us from.

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 8, 2017 at 8:47pm
Another take on government's purpose according to a sociologist I once knew: A government's first purpose is to make large populations governable.
How do they do that, if not by protecting us from the criminals among us?
Everything beyond that is the metaphorical icing on the cake.
Comment by tom sarbeck on March 8, 2017 at 8:32pm
Sean, I agree. Governments are doing the opposite of their ADVERTISED jobs.

I understand that Tom Paine said governments began as protection rackets for shepherds who would pay to be protected from the rulers' own henchmen. With time and assassinations those rulers moderated their activities and became the monarchs of Paine's time.

Many of us today would like to enjoy the benefits of good government, but it's we the governed who have to do keep governments doing what's good for us.

In short, democracy is not a spectator sport.
Comment by Sean Murphy on March 8, 2017 at 7:17pm

They are not just 'not doing their job', Joan, they are actively pursuing the exact opposite of their jobs!

 

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