Atheists who love Science!


Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1573
Latest Activity: May 15

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

Google Duplex: AI That Passes the Turing Test?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller May 15. 4 Replies

Reading Robots Beat Us

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy Jan 16. 1 Reply

CRISPR-Cas9 to treat diseases

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Dec 9, 2017. 2 Replies

Fake Medical Journals

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Chris Dec 4, 2017. 3 Replies

First robot citizenship

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Nov 29, 2017. 4 Replies

Flying Insects Three-Fourths Gone

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 7 Replies

Scientists Closing in on the Dawn of Plate Tectonics

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 30, 2017. 4 Replies

Data Analytics and the Disintegration of Public Knowledge

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sky God Sep 30, 2017. 5 Replies

How to Identify That Light in the Sky

Started by Joan Denoo Sep 24, 2017. 0 Replies


Started by Patricia Sep 5, 2017. 0 Replies

A New 'Star Crab'

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Sep 4, 2017. 2 Replies

Atheism isn’t enough, and it isn’t very satisfying

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 31, 2017. 13 Replies

Your Black Hole Eats Neutron Star Gold

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 5, 2017. 0 Replies

Aging Research Breakthrough

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 29, 2017. 5 Replies

Paul Stamets - Bioremediation with Fungi

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jul 26, 2017. 1 Reply

Metrology: The Science of Measurement

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Plinius Jul 20, 2017. 13 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2015 at 4:02am

OK! If that is good enough for you, it is good enough for me to hear. But you must have felt like standing out when you were skating professionally! You were so pretty, and your style was so fresh. Even when you were in a costume of a bear or whatever it was didn't you feel like putting your whole self into acting like the bear? 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 2:48am

But I really don't WANT to matter!  I like being anonymous and one of many, rather than something "special."  I loved to hear Dana Carvey's "Church Lady's" sarcastic, "Well, isn't that special?"  That's how I feel about most things and people.

My sister was obsessing tonight about how crappy she thought our high school was...except none of the stuff she was carrying on about meant Jack Schidt to me.  We see, and saw... everything 180deg. differently. 

She was one of the chorus of "Music Man" her senior year (and was pissed because she didn't get a bigger part), I didn't give a damn about any of the student productions when I went there...didn't even go see them.  I played the bass drum in the marching band, but only because I wanted to go to the games on the band bus with my friends, and I can't twirl a baton or read music.  I NEVER wanted to be a "star"!  I just want to be a grain of sand on the beach.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2015 at 1:41am

Felaine, there is another way to think about these wonderful sky photos. You do matter! You are made of the stuff of stars, Carl Sagan told us so, and so has Neil deGrasse Tyson. We have within us the molecules that come from stars that exploded and gather into the form that we so lovingly know as Felaine. There is no one exactly like you in the universe, never has been, never will be. You are one. You are all that you are created to be. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 11:15pm

I took each of those images to Full Screen...and then magnified them some more.


That's all I can think of to say.  Just YUMMY!

I have an atheist friend in DC that I wish I could get to join us in here, he's a hoot!  Anyroad he grew up in a small town in Iowa, and it wasn't till he was in the army that he found out that most of the smaller "stars" he liked looking at at night were actually whole galaxies.

I look at Hubble photos of colliding galaxies and wonder if there's any intelligent, or sapient, life in any of them.  Wish I'd had the nerve to speak to Carl Sagan when he was on the KCET lot filming/taping "Cosmos."  I walked onto his "Starship of the Imagination"  set a coupla times  when nobody was there.... It was a LOT smaller than it looked on the screen.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 7:57pm

Joan and Patricia, you two have been helping me so much to get over my sh*tty morning today.  There isn't anything that I enjoy more than looking at the universe and realizing that I don't really matter all that much.

Thank you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2015 at 7:40pm

"Chandra Celebrates the International Year of Light

"In this image, an expanding shell of debris called SNR 0519-69.0 is left behind after a massive star exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Multimillion degree gas is seen in X-rays from Chandra, in blue. The outer edge of the explosion (red) and stars in the field of view are seen in visible light from the Hubble Space Telescope."

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2015 at 7:01pm

Patricia and Felaine, from the very far to the very near, the dimensions  stagger the imagination. 

Technologies open up possibilities far beyond those of former generations. There is so much work to do and so much pleasure to experience as we explore these aspects. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2015 at 6:48pm

Felaine, Doesn't that just give you goose bumps!? To think that "empty" space is that full of even more wonder than we can imagine. Eternity is far, far away. 

I wonder if daisies or bluebirds or trout or humans live anywhere out there?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 2:06am

From NASA & Hubble...Breathtaking!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 8, 2014 at 7:20am

There is much happening on the space exploration front. I just wish it got as much news coverage as something like what the Pope is doing.


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