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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

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

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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Alexandra Rodriguez Jun 20. 8 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

"Science Isn't Broken"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 30. 11 Replies

Slime Trivia

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 18. 0 Replies

Rock Cycle Illustrated by Phil Stoffer (2005)

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 11, 2015. 2 Replies

Liquid-crystalline water

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 4, 2015. 4 Replies

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Comment by tom sarbeck on March 24, 2013 at 2:05am

Joan, thanks for the link to "Dishonesty....", where I read "Behe is asserting that he has no need to produce any evidence, .... He simply has to make an assertion...."

Soon after I quit Catholicism (in the 1950s), I learned the Inquisition had operated that way: a charge of witchcraft was evidence of guilt.

While conservatism's hero William Buckley was on radio, a critic remarked that he had the finest mind the 13th Century (Catholicism's Aquinas period) created.

I understand Platonic idealism as saying "Asserting X is evidence for X."

If that's correct, can we describe Behe's mind as the finest one the 4th Century BCE (Plato's time) created?

Plato's student Aristotle also had no use for evidence. He is alleged to have said women have fewer teeth than men. About 2000 years (a period that included the Inquisition) passed before someone with access to the media counted teeth.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2013 at 8:39pm

I am amazed at the technique this man uses. It is plain and simply superstition. How can he achieve such credibility when he does not know how to build a scientifically sound, verifiable, repeatable research project? When I do a research project, I am the one who makes it possible to be replicated, verified, and refute the null hypothesis. He did not even include all possible options. Having two options to prove one is a joke and reveals complete lack of scholarly rigor. For the lay public, did you fall for his charade? 

Dishonesty of inteligent design “research”

Comment by Chris G on March 18, 2013 at 6:38pm

The 60 c.p.s. of course would be unbearable to listen to and probably would give you a good idea of what the crickets (?) had to put up with at 24 cps.

Comment by Chris G on March 18, 2013 at 6:25pm

That make sense Kolten. I should have read the small print or thought about it rather than taking it at face value. It might be visible at night with lights if the speaker freq was near 60 cps.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2013 at 12:12pm
Chris G, I had not thought of sound pollution. Of course! I wonder if there is a frequency that attracts wildlife?
Comment by Kolten on March 18, 2013 at 7:48am
It's only visible with a 24 fps camera, not the naked eye. Although there is a variation of the experiment that can be seen with the naked eye, but requires a strobe light.
Comment by Chris G on March 18, 2013 at 3:59am

At first I thought I wouldn't need to use my o-scope because the f-generator has a calibrated dial but after looking up Avian hearing thresholds and seeing frequencies as low as 30 Hz for Great Horned Owls I considered the other wildlife and nixed the idea as a permanent installation. Wildlife doesn't need another noise pollutant.

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 18, 2013 at 1:20am

PS. Higher frequencies than we humans hear might bother neighborhood dogs.

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 18, 2013 at 1:18am

Chris, if you also have an oscilloscope you can see your frequency generator's output.

Comment by Chris G on March 17, 2013 at 5:05pm

I have a frequency generator and will do that in the back yard if I can find an cheap weatherproof speaker and it doesn't bother the birds.

 

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