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!!
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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

CRISPR-Cas9 to treat diseases

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by AtheistTech Dec 9. 2 Replies

Fake Medical Journals

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Chris Dec 4. 3 Replies

First robot citizenship

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Nov 29. 4 Replies

Flying Insects Three-Fourths Gone

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 7 Replies


Started by Patricia Sep 5. 0 Replies

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

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Comment by John Elder on May 4, 2017 at 4:08am

An important new study just released in Nature - A must read for anyone interested in climate change:

AU  - Medhaug, Iselin
AU  - Stolpe, Martin B.
AU  - Fischer, Erich M.
AU  - Knutti, Reto
TI  - Reconciling controversies about the ‘global warming hiatus’
JA  - Nature
PY  - 2017/05/04/print
VL  - 545
IS  - 7652
SP  - 41
EP  - 47
PB  - Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.
SN  - 0028-0836
UR  -
L3  - 10.1038/nature22315
M3  - Analysis
AB  - Between about 1998 and 2012, a time that coincided with political negotiations for preventing climate change, the surface of Earth seemed hardly to warm. This phenomenon, often termed the ‘global warming hiatus’, caused doubt in the public mind about how well anthropogenic climate change and natural variability are understood. Here we show that apparently contradictory conclusions stem from different definitions of ‘hiatus’ and from different datasets. A combination of changes in forcing, uptake of heat by the oceans, natural variability and incomplete observational coverage reconciles models and data. Combined with stronger recent warming trends in newer datasets, we are now more confident than ever that human influence is dominant in long-term warming.
ER  - 

Comment by tom sarbeck on April 27, 2017 at 11:19pm

Evidence, Sean; evidence.

Religion and the Bang have millions of words but no evidence.

Try again. Or suspend judgment, as scientists do.

Comment by Sean Murphy on April 27, 2017 at 7:58pm

Stupid fingers. I "Read the PDF" not the "psf"!

Comment by Sean Murphy on April 27, 2017 at 7:57pm

Wow. Read the psf, that's quite the religion you've got there. No more ridiculous than scientology or judeo-christianity, but no less either. The 'Big Bang' doesn't say anything exploded - the nickname was made up by detractors to poke fun at the idea that the universe changed over time - because everybody knew the universe exists in a perpetual steady state, unchanging and unchanged.

Except we can measure the velocities of the stars within this galaxy, and within some nearby galaxies, and we can measure the velocities of distant galaxies, and the overall pattern is that the further away a galaxy is, the faster it is moving away from us. THAT is what the "bangers" say. Claiming that the big bang theory claims that ionized clods and winds don't exist in space is exactly the same as claiming evolution says we evolved from monkeys so the presence of monkeys still alive on Earth disproves evolution!

Comment by tom sarbeck on April 25, 2017 at 1:20pm

"The Bangers hypothesized it and see their hypothesis as both truth and evidence for further hypotheses."

Bert, read that as:

- Georges LeMaitre deduced from his math that he had proved the truth of Genesis,

- Millions of Xians rejoiced,

- Skeptical astronomers wanted to do science, not political combat with xians,

- The astronomer Fred Hoyle(?) satirized LeMaitre's claim with the name "Big Bang",

- The Russians sent a man into earth orbit,

- America's leaders feared the Russians would use the same vehicled to put weapons into earth orbit,

- They started spending billions on defense and, BTFW on put Americans on the Moon,

- Paying the salaries of astronomers who wanted jobs more than thay gave a damn about LeMaitre's claim, and

- Taxpayer subsidies motivating astronomers to say LeMaitre's math is evidence for the Big Bang.

Now that's a conspiracy theory worthy of a Pulitzer prize.

Comment by tom sarbeck on April 25, 2017 at 9:58am

"...we don't really know about the time prior to t=1 second."

Bert, science has no evidence of a t=1 second and therefore no evidence of a time prior to it.

The Bangers hypothesized it and see their hypothesis as both truth and evidence for further hypotheses.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 25, 2017 at 8:08am

Tom - Did the search. After Ken Hovind, found this on Quora:

The key point is that we don't really know about the time prior to t=1 second. The Big Bang Theory does, however, make a lot of sense for the following 13,800,000,000 years. Its basic tenets are unlikely to be overthrown whatever happened in that first second.

Comment by Michael Penn on April 25, 2017 at 6:44am

In the beginning there was Genesis which exploded. That's how we got the talking snake. Imagine a god who wanted to tell his buddy Moses (or whoever it was) "How He Did It" by having him write a book. Reality went out the window at that point.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 24, 2017 at 11:31pm

“To write, you must read extensively, both inside and outside your chosen genre and to the point of overflow”.

Sir Terry Pratchett (Novelist, Science Fiction writer)

Comment by tom sarbeck on April 24, 2017 at 11:26pm

Make that "Bangers claim gravitation explains space."


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