Atheists who love Science!

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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1568
Latest Activity: Mar 19

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

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

Corrupt Science

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 23, 2016. 6 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

Diagnostic test for ALL viruses

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Alexandra Rodriguez Jun 20, 2016. 6 Replies

Primate Evolution

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jun 19, 2016. 3 Replies

New Planet Is Largest Discovered That Orbits Two Suns

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 15, 2016. 1 Reply

Stem Cells Treat Stroke

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jun 2, 2016. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 8, 2017 at 5:19pm

This government is not doing its job! Government's purpose is to safeguard citizens from irresponsible rules and regulations. Water safety is a matter for science to determine, not politicians. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 8, 2017 at 1:43pm

Sad news Ruth.  Trump & company seem to be living up to their anti-science stance.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 8, 2017 at 1:26pm

What counts as clean water in the US will no longer be based on science. Now apparently what counts as clean is whatever is compatible with maximum profit.

The EPA’s Office of Science and Technology Policy no longer lists “science” in the paragraph describing what it does. 

“The language changes here are not nuanced—they have really important regulatory implications.”

The EPA’s Office of Science and Technology has historically been in charge of developing clean water standards for states. Before January 30 of this year, the website said those standards were “science-based,” meaning they were based on what peer-reviewed science recommended as safe levels of pollutants for drinking, swimming, or fishing. Since January 30, though, the reference to “science-based” standards has disappeared. Now, the office, instead, says it develops “economically and technologically achievable standards” to address water pollution.

The EPA’s Science Office Removed “Science” From Its Mission Statement

Incidentally, top staff positions are being filled with climate change and evolution deniers.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 4, 2017 at 1:27pm

LOVE that sign, Ruth!

And Joan, that shot of NGC 2170 is a treat!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2017 at 1:12pm

NGC 2170: Still Life with Reflecting Dust Image Credit & Copyri...

A nice way to start a lovely, springlike day. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 4, 2017 at 12:32pm

Good sign Ruth.

Comment by Gary S on March 3, 2017 at 9:58pm

Like the sign Ruth and Concur Sean.

Comment by Sean Murphy on March 3, 2017 at 9:50pm

Awesome sign - it's sad that this is something that needs to be demanded though...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 3, 2017 at 4:45pm

Mollie Katzen @MollieKatzen #standupforscience

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 5, 2017 at 2:34pm

Secret Science Bill to gut science and health protections.

On Tuesday, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is expected to hold a hearing on a bill to undermine health regulations that is based on a strategy cooked up by tobacco industry strategists more than two decades ago. At what Republicans on the committee have dubbed the “Making EPA Great Again” hearing, lawmakers are likely to discuss “The Secret Science Reform Act,” a bill that would limit the EPA to using only data that can be replicated or made available for “independent analysis.”

The proposal may sound reasonable enough at first. But because health research often contains confidential personal information that is illegal to share, the bill would prevent the EPA from using many of the best scientific studies. It would also prohibit using studies of one-time events, such as the Gulf oil spill or the effect of a partial ban of chlorpyrifos on children, which fueled the EPA’s decision to eliminate all agricultural uses of the pesticide, because these events — and thus the studies of them — can’t be repeated. Although it is nominally about transparency, the bill leaves intact protections that allow industry to keep much of its own inner workings and skewed research secret from the public, while delegitimizing studies done by researchers with no vested interest in their outcome. [emphasis mine]

REPUBLICANS ARE USING BIG TOBACCO’S SECRET SCIENCE PLAYBOOK TO GUT ...

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