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


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A New 'Star Crab'

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

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

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

Your Black Hole Eats Neutron Star Gold

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 5. 0 Replies

Aging Research Breakthrough

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 29. 5 Replies

Paul Stamets - Bioremediation with Fungi

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jul 26. 1 Reply

Metrology: The Science of Measurement

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Plinius Jul 20. 13 Replies

time viewing

Started by jlaz. Last reply by jlaz May 13. 20 Replies

Corrupt Science

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 11. 8 Replies

Michelle Thaller on Science Denial

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Andrew Mar 18. 12 Replies

Peas learn by association

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy Jan 18. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 29, 2011 at 3:23pm

Jim From Earth, your ideas give me goose bumps;  please keep me informed of your challenges. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 13, 2011 at 5:10pm

Thanks, I know, but that is not what I was reading.  Just checking. My frost heaves and freezer jars break because of expanding into space.  

Comment by AtheistTech on December 12, 2011 at 10:49pm

Well my rough nights started when I married Miss "Right" before I realized her first name was "Always".

Comment by Boothby171 on December 12, 2011 at 10:34pm

(Sorry, but if we're going to be "Atheists who love science," we damn well better get the science right!)


And I'm having a rough night! ;)

Comment by AtheistTech on December 12, 2011 at 10:01pm


I said it louder. Thanks for correcting my unforgivable mistake.

Comment by Boothby171 on December 12, 2011 at 9:15pm

First's not the AREA that's changing, it's the VOLUME.  I can't say that loudly enough.


Re. "Frost Heave"...typically a vertical movement is called "heave."  When it's caused by water freezing into ice and expanding....well, there's your frost.


@Joan: Are you freezing your too-full grape juice jars, or are they "just breaking" somehow?  A jar with a re-entrant top (one that "narrows back down") is at greater risk of breaking when the liquid inside it expands than, let's say, a glass that tapers outward from the botom to the top.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2011 at 7:08pm

If water in a glass freezes and does not change, what changes?  

"In the example of the freezing of half a glass of water, the water does not lose or gain any mass. The Mass stays the same, but the Density and Area change. 

When I fill my grape juice jars too full, they break ... huge mess!What am I not getting here? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2011 at 7:05pm

Driving up the Alcan highway I encountered many, huge frost-heaves; was it not the water that caused them? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2011 at 4:52pm

Parts of Spokane are built on basalt and water flows through it like a sieve.  Our homes and buildings dance all over the place during change from summer to winter and back again. Part of my driveway lifts 3 inches every winter.  Is it water changing to ice? or something else that makes it have greater volume?   

Comment by Boothby171 on December 12, 2011 at 10:49am

What I want to know is: if you take a half-full glass of water and put it in the freezer, is it still half full, or is it now half empty?


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