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: 1581
Latest Activity: 2 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

Dirty Oil Beats Science in the US

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

"Science Isn't Broken"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by tom sarbeck Aug 28. 10 Replies

Dog-human alliance edged out Neanderthals

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

Not-amorphous glass

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 20. 0 Replies

Science Journals suffer large scale peer review fraud

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Clarence Dember Apr 17. 1 Reply

Common sense talk about climate change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Michael Penn Apr 15. 2 Replies

Time goes both ways in the quantum world

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck Apr 14. 1 Reply

Ebola Vaccine Very Promising

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Apr 10. 6 Replies

Wound Healing

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

The Web is not the Net.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 14. 1 Reply

Science, information, and politics in the Anthropocene

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 12. 3 Replies

Marburg and Ebola Viruses

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Mar 4. 2 Replies

Climate Change Deniers.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 4. 8 Replies

FDA hides fraud

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 14. 4 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2015 at 6:32pm

http://www.mediavr.com/stars/stars.htm

On the far right, bottom of the photo, press the circle button for a panoramic view of the Milky Way.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2015 at 6:15pm

I love astronomy and do get the photo of the day from NASA. I don't like it enough to learn the names of the constellations and stars. Of course, I know the usual ones ... the Dippers and Cassiopea, stuff like that. 

According to Tyson, when the Milky Way and Andromeda collide, there will not be too much collision because the stars will dance and circle around each other and mingle their dust clouds. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 24, 2015 at 5:55pm

Fasten your seatbelts, future earthlings.

I understand that Andromeda and our Milky Way will collide.

In about five billion years.

Does anyone else get NASA's Astronomy Pic of the Day?

Search on NASA APOD. Every day a different pic.

I've made it my Firefox browser homepage.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2015 at 11:10am

My computer wouldn't show "NASA's Largest Picture Ever Taken" so I had to hunt for it.  Finally found it and it was amazing how much I could zoom-in on it.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 10:27am

The only thing I ever did was try to work up a comedy act with a partner.  Gave it up when the bruises got to be too obvious.  I always liked being part of a team.  Especially in the obligatory "precision" numbers.

There were three of us in the bear suits, and nobody could see my face, or even tell if I was male or female (because of the padding.)  We had to be "cute and friendly" so that children wouldn't start screaming (they did anyway) when we handed them giant lollipops.....  Southern kids were the worst....the kids in Mexico City were  not only enchanted, they wanted to follow us back onto the ice..  We learned how to say "too slippery" in Spanish, but we really had to yell it inside those heads.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2015 at 4:02am

OK! If that is good enough for you, it is good enough for me to hear. But you must have felt like standing out when you were skating professionally! You were so pretty, and your style was so fresh. Even when you were in a costume of a bear or whatever it was didn't you feel like putting your whole self into acting like the bear? 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 2:48am

But I really don't WANT to matter!  I like being anonymous and one of many, rather than something "special."  I loved to hear Dana Carvey's "Church Lady's" sarcastic, "Well, isn't that special?"  That's how I feel about most things and people.

My sister was obsessing tonight about how crappy she thought our high school was...except none of the stuff she was carrying on about meant Jack Schidt to me.  We see, and saw... everything 180deg. differently. 

She was one of the chorus of "Music Man" her senior year (and was pissed because she didn't get a bigger part), I didn't give a damn about any of the student productions when I went there...didn't even go see them.  I played the bass drum in the marching band, but only because I wanted to go to the games on the band bus with my friends, and I can't twirl a baton or read music.  I NEVER wanted to be a "star"!  I just want to be a grain of sand on the beach.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2015 at 1:41am

Felaine, there is another way to think about these wonderful sky photos. You do matter! You are made of the stuff of stars, Carl Sagan told us so, and so has Neil deGrasse Tyson. We have within us the molecules that come from stars that exploded and gather into the form that we so lovingly know as Felaine. There is no one exactly like you in the universe, never has been, never will be. You are one. You are all that you are created to be. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 11:15pm

I took each of those images to Full Screen...and then magnified them some more.

YUMMY!

That's all I can think of to say.  Just YUMMY!

I have an atheist friend in DC that I wish I could get to join us in here, he's a hoot!  Anyroad he grew up in a small town in Iowa, and it wasn't till he was in the army that he found out that most of the smaller "stars" he liked looking at at night were actually whole galaxies.

I look at Hubble photos of colliding galaxies and wonder if there's any intelligent, or sapient, life in any of them.  Wish I'd had the nerve to speak to Carl Sagan when he was on the KCET lot filming/taping "Cosmos."  I walked onto his "Starship of the Imagination"  set a coupla times  when nobody was there.... It was a LOT smaller than it looked on the screen.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 7:57pm

Joan and Patricia, you two have been helping me so much to get over my sh*tty morning today.  There isn't anything that I enjoy more than looking at the universe and realizing that I don't really matter all that much.

Thank you!

 

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