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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!!
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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

Flying Insects Three-Fourths Gone

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

Fireball

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

Michelle Thaller on Science Denial

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2016 at 6:03pm

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Obama's Financial Advisors, March 31, 2009

Ben Bernanke: Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, central bank of USA. South Carolina macroeconomist

Pete Peterson: businessman, investment bankerfiscal conservative, author, and politician, United States Secretary of Commerce, 

Chairman of the Council on Foreign RelationsSenior Chairman of the private equity firm, the Blackstone GroupIn 2008, he was ranked 149th on the "Forbes 400 Richest Americans" with a net worth of $2.8 Billion. In 2008, he established The Peter G. Peterson Foundation 

 

Henry Paulson: 74th United States Treasury SecretaryInternational Monetary Fund Board of Governors, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs.,Time magazine named Paulson as a runner-up for its Person of the Year 2008, saying, with reference to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008: "if there is a face to this financial debacle, it is now his".

Franklin Delano Raines: former Fannie Mae CEO, received $50 Million bonus, White House budget director under President Bill Clinton, His role leading Fannie Mae has come under scrutiny.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2016 at 5:59pm

Some good news for a change! 

Diablo Canyon to close rather than extend operating license, sooner...

"environmental groups led by Friends of the Earth, labor unions, and the California electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PGE)," "reached an agreement that Diablo Canyon that the Diablo Canyon nuclear generating station in San Luis Obispo will permanently shutdown in 2025 rather than seek a twenty-year license extension."

This, and other nuclear power plants closures will cause a high ruckus with pro-nuclear power people.  It will mean we will have to resort to other energy sources.

When the G. W. Bush administration came into power, he brought in a whole gaggle of neocon, 

Prominent neocons in the Bush Administration included Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Elliott Abrams, David Addington and Richard Perle.

From the media: Bill Kristol and Norman Podhoretz. 

From academia: Bernard Lewis and Victor Davis Hanson 

The main characteristics of neo-conservatism are:

  • a tendency to see the world in binary good/evil terms
  • low tolerance for diplomacy
  • readiness to use military force
  • emphasis on US unilateral action
  • disdain for multilateral organizations
  • focus on the Middle East

To my horror, I watched as Obama name his cabinet, he brought in a flock of Bush neocon leftovers as well as the gang of 

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 11, 2016 at 10:52am

Great post Grinning Cat.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 5, 2016 at 10:57pm

Scientists have sent a spacecraft over 3 billion miles at 31,000 miles an hour to the outer reaches of our solar system. [Image of Pluto as viewed by New Horizons on July 13, 2015] Meanwhile on earth there are still some humans arguing over whose cosmic wizard has the bigger penis.(h/t Ruth)

Comment by Randall Smith on June 2, 2016 at 7:14am

Q-M, I've watched some of the Hawkings series. It's good for "beginners", albeit tedious. For example, the way they tried to explain evolution was way too lengthy and convoluted. However, I admire the "special affects".

Comment by Michael Penn on June 2, 2016 at 5:44am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 21, 2016 at 2:47pm

No surprise that Trump's pick for energy advisor, Kevin Cramer, is a climate denier, since Trump doesn't know the difference between weather and climate change. See video

Of Course Trump Chose a Global Warming Denier as His Energy Adviser

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 10, 2016 at 12:27am

"24,210 published articles dealing with "global warming" or "climate change" from 2013-2014 by 69,406 authors"

"five articles, by four authors, rejected anthropogenic global warming"

WOW 1:4,842 articles; 1:17,351 authors rejected anthropogenic global warming

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 9, 2016 at 3:10pm

Only "questionable" through the lens of "fossil fuels and the free market will cure all ills." Otherwise there's virtual unanimity that climate change is real, human-caused, and dangerous.

"Do 97% of Scientists Really Agree on Climate Change? Nope. It’s More Like 99.9%, Says Expert"

(Dr. James Lawrence Powell, executive director of the National Physical Science Consortium, reviewed 24,210 published articles dealing with "global warming" or "climate change" from 2013-2014 by 69,406 authors. Only five articles, by four authors, rejected anthropogenic global warming. Excluding self-citations, only one of those articles was cited, and that one just once.)

Comment by Gerald Payne on May 9, 2016 at 2:24pm

It's not the fact of global warming that's contested Ruth it's the mechanism driving it that's questionable.

 

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