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Atheists who love Science!

A group for science enthusiasts of all types -- professionals, amateurs, students, anybody who loves science.

Members: 1571
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

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!

The icon is from www.wearscience.com.


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! :)

Discussion Forum

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

Peas learn by association

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

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Comment by Clarence Dember on April 14, 2015 at 11:11pm
Hi Tom. In my family it was my mom who instigated the trips me and my siblings made through Catholic school. I was thr first and only one besides my mom to make it through 12th grade in that kind of an "institution". You would think this would give me more in common with my mom as a result of rhe shared experience. While she accepted their dogma as defining the human condition; i found it to be the foundation of my atheism.
Comment by tom sarbeck on April 14, 2015 at 10:41pm

Clarence, my dad sent five kids to Catholic schools. I was one of the five and had the same experience.

Before he died he knew we had all quit.

Comment by Clarence Dember on April 14, 2015 at 7:38pm
I have not had a problem with creative writings per se either. My problems stem from dogma masquerading as education. :-)
Comment by sk8eycat on April 14, 2015 at 6:41pm

Clarence, the most serious problem with religious devotees and fairy tales is that they can't tell the difference between fact and fiction. 

I have always loved fantasy fiction AND SF, but I always knew all those tales were just that.  Tales.  Even the buybull always felt like a grim version of Grimm's Fairy Tales to me....but I kept my mouth shut for 30 years to keep my somewhat fundie mother appeased.  I did quit going to church when I graduated from high school.  Enuf was enuf.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 14, 2015 at 6:31pm

About having a dream, or a specific goal, I can certainly identify with Buzz Aldrin's post-Apollo 11 depression.  What do you do when you've actually been to the moon, and can't go back?

My own dream was realized by the time I was 20, and it was over.  I've spent most of the rest of my life supporting myself with boring desk jobs....at subsistence pay.  The only exceptions were the years I spent as a temp at KCET's Auction in its heyday, and working weekends at the Cat Hotel after I officially retired.

The only thing I really wanted to do was skate, and I was too stupid to realize that that was one of the shortest "careers" in the world.

Comment by Clarence Dember on April 14, 2015 at 6:27pm
They never grew beyond fairy tales those religious devotees.
Comment by sk8eycat on April 14, 2015 at 5:31pm

Since most religions oppose family planning and contraception, we are already at least halfway to ecological collapse at their bidding.  And they WANT it that way!

Every Abrahamic religion has predicted "the end of the world," and consider that a GOOD thing.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2015 at 2:43pm

I think I understand living in the now, but I'm a bit of a dreamer I guess.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2015 at 2:33pm

Just bones in a thousand years aye?  

I think there's a good chance we will destroy ourselves as well, but  I'm not quite as pessimistic as you Patricia.  But who knows?

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2015 at 1:25pm
 

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