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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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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

Data Analytics and the Disintegration of Public Knowledge

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 19. 4 Replies

Peas learn by association

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

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 28, 2016. 0 Replies

Cold Vaccine Progress

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 28, 2016. 0 Replies

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on June 10, 2017 at 8:47am

Thanks for pointing to that article Gary.  

Comment by Sean Murphy on June 10, 2017 at 12:11am

Very cool - I would think an exchange of technologies as well as genetic infusions countering the tendency of small villages to inbreed...

Comment by Gary S on June 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

I enjoyed this read and hope others do as well.  Research has now found that us homo sapiens have been on this planet for at least 300,000 years:

Fossils push back homo sapien origins

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:

TY  - JOUR
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  - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature22315
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.

 

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