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


Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 10. 1 Reply

Planetary Context of the Anthropocene

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Chris Oct 2. 1 Reply

3-D Printed Bone Repair

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Cold Vaccine Progress

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 28. 0 Replies

Publish-Or-Perish Guarantees Flawed Research

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 22. 1 Reply

Acoustic Prism

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 13. 1 Reply

Hyperkeystone Species

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 21. 1 Reply

Diagnostic test for ALL viruses

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Alexandra Rodriguez Jun 20. 6 Replies

Primate Evolution

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jun 19. 3 Replies

Stem Cells Treat Stroke

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jun 2. 1 Reply

Our Limbs May Have Evolved From Sharks Gills?

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Sean Murphy Apr 22. 1 Reply

CRISPR soon to cure diseases

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 21. 1 Reply

Magnetic Field Powered By Moon

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 31. 0 Replies

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Comment by Sean Murphy on March 14, 2014 at 1:10am

That's funny, I majored in math and physics too, yeah, in fact I BS'd in both. No, actually I went on to PhD in both, and am now a tenured professor at- eh, enough feeding the troll. All I actually have is a BA in Psychology (I lazed out in college), but the Doppler Effect that you demonstrated that you don't understand in your earlier post is grade school science,and is really quite simple.

Comment by Sean Murphy on March 13, 2014 at 8:22pm

True - we don't know. But there is evidence, clues and echoes left behind by those ancient events, and we can derive knowledge from them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2014 at 5:56pm

Poor Bruno, "Beginning in 1593, Bruno was tried for heresy by the Roman Inquisition on charges including denial of theTrinity, denial of the divinity of Christ, denial of virginity of Mary, and denial of Transubstantiation. The Inquisition found him guilty, and in 1600 he was burned at the stake.[5]"

"A schoolmaster was hanged in Spain in 1826 for heresy. His heresy had been to substitute the words 'Praise be to God' in place of 'Ave Maria' in school prayers."  

Those wretched people hanged and crushed at Salem and those who had their noses and ears cut of in our country's history died cruelly at the hands of religious zealots. 

"Because of secular laws the Churches now have more difficulty in persecuting heretics, but persecution is still part of mainstream Christian thought. The oath taken by Roman Catholic bishops at their consecration includes the following undertaking "with all my power I will persecute and make war upon heretics"."

Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Christianity and its Persecu...

We don't suffer the burning, or drownings, or hangings, or crushing, or cutting off noses and ears for such crimes as Giordano and the thousands of others who thought as we do. Still the persecution exists.  We get our feelings hurt now and then, or we face lies, distortions, delusions and denial to the point it is really funny. 

Religion is just plain silly. No way to get around that. 

Speculating how the universe came into being or how the Earth took its present form, or life sparked a new form of matter is much like listening to preachers argue about whether transubstantiation occurs. 

The simple answer, "I don't know" seems reasonable to me. 

Comment by Bryon on March 13, 2014 at 4:50pm

I think Tom needs to go back to 7th grade and relearn the scientific method. TNT, I agree with most of what you stated but I do think the story of Bruno is something most people don't know but should. His is a story that show why it is so important to reject superstition and supernatural and why it is that science and religion can never be and should never be reconciled. 

Comment by TNT666 on March 13, 2014 at 11:11am

I must admit I found it one of the most boring and unrevealing hours on TV in recent memory. But if it can help struggling youth take more interest in the scientific method, that can be a good result. He really could have skipped the whole birth of Christ and other religious confabulations out of the show. I really wish we were spending all the deep space exploration money on deep ocean exploration. It is way more meaningful to life on Earth and is not so mired in metaphysics.

Comment by Sean Murphy on March 12, 2014 at 3:32pm

I saw the first episode of the "new" Cosmos, and for some reason I thought it would be an updated version, a sequel perhaps. But there were sections I recognized as word-for-word, and the reference to the Moon coalescing out of leftover bits of the pieces that formed the Earth reminded me that the current accepted theory of the formation of the Moon had not yet been formulated when Carl Sagan did the original. Still, some beautiful graphics. It was a nice bit of nostalgia from my childhood.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 11, 2014 at 11:30pm

Loren and Randall, thank you so much for calling attention to the 6 Minutes story of ALMA: Peering into the universe's past. It reveals so many beautiful images, and the stories behind them far outshine the mythology that has grown in cultures all over the planet. Imagine ancient Chlian's stories, compared to ancient Australian stories. I will have to look and see if I can find such stories and see how different cultures interpreted what they saw. 

This video is a real keeper! 

Comment by Loren Miller on March 10, 2014 at 7:50am

For those who missed the piece on the Alma Telescopes, the link to the 60 Minutes story is here.

Please enjoy!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 10, 2014 at 7:45am

Did anybody see the "60 Minutes" feature on the Chilean telescopes (March 9)? Amazing!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 16, 2014 at 7:52am
It won't be long--as soon as we have a nice Spring day--that preachers and other "pray-ers" will be thanking the lord for "this beautiful day". All this bitterly cold, snowy, miserable winter we've had will be forgotten (forgiven?). God had nothing to do with the bad weather, only the good. If you hear a piercing scream in the wilderness, that will be mine.

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