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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!

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9/28/2008
I've been super busy with school this semester -- no time for Atheist Nexus, sadly!!
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11/14/2009
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Discussion Forum

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

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Corrupt Science

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

Super-Silk

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Planetary Context of the Anthropocene

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3-D Printed Bone Repair

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Cold Vaccine Progress

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Publish-Or-Perish Guarantees Flawed Research

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

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Acoustic Prism

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Diagnostic test for ALL viruses

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Primate Evolution

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New Planet Is Largest Discovered That Orbits Two Suns

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Stem Cells Treat Stroke

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Comment by Jo Jerome on August 4, 2010 at 8:54pm
Does the disappearance of time have anything to do with fucking magnets? Because it sounds like it could be related.
Comment by Susan Stanko on July 12, 2010 at 9:10am
Comment by Fabio on July 11, 2010 at 8:30pm
@Dallas: No, it just means spacetime will curve upon contact with mass, since it cannot permeate through it. That, however, is just speculation on my part. I only have a high-school knowledge of physics :)
@Mike: Well, that was just a guess on my part. Truth is, we still don't know exactly what makes up the spacetime fabric, so why mass distorts it is anybody's guess. :)
Comment by Fabio on July 11, 2010 at 8:05pm
Umh, the only two massless particles we know of are photons and gluons. Rather than being matter, they are carriers of different types of forces - electromagnetism and strong force respectively. Photons, however, do have a relativistic mass. Roughly put - and as I understand it, hence I might be wrong - photons acquire mass at relativistic speeds, which means they are affected by gravitation.

Space-time distortion causing mass, sounds weird to me. No, it is definitely mass that distorts spacetime. You can say that spacetime's inability to penetrate atomic nuclei might be the fundamental reason why spacetime is distorted upon contact with mass, but you still need said mass to produce a distortion.
Comment by Fabio on July 11, 2010 at 7:43pm
Rather than being a property of mass I suppose it's an intrinsic property of the spacetime fabric. We don't really know what spacetime itself is made of, but whatever it is made of, it probably cannot penetrate atomic nuclei, hence bending under their mass. That's just my two cents, of course :)
Comment by Susan Stanko on July 11, 2010 at 7:26pm
Looks like a rocket to me.
Comment by Fabio on July 11, 2010 at 7:20pm
The problem with that representation of relativistic gravity is that the sphere used to simulate a mass in space-time is itself subject to the gravitational pull of Earth. In reality - in Relativity models, at least - the very presence of mass distorts space-time. It is not mass weighing down on space-time, because there is no up and down in space.
Comment by Fabio on July 11, 2010 at 7:08pm
Whatever that is, it looks pretty awesome :D
Comment by Fabio on July 11, 2010 at 7:06pm
That's pretty much correct. We know the phenomenon of gravity, but don't really know what causes it. Relativity describes gravity as a property of the curvature of space-time itself. String theory describes it the way it does all other fundamental forces, as the result of the exchange of virtual particles called gravitons. To date the two views have resisted all attempts to reconcile them.
Comment by Fabio on July 11, 2010 at 6:52pm
Hard to tell from an article, without reading the actual papers, but I can't put my fingers on how they could reconcile that theory with our understanding of time as dimension of space itself. How can a universe "run out" of a dimension? As far as my amateurish understanding of physics goes, time only breaks down at quantum level or at singularity level. Dark energy sounds far more likely to me.
 

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