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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!!
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

Peas learn by association

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 9, 2016. 0 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

Hyperkeystone Species

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

Our Limbs May Have Evolved From Sharks Gills?

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Sean Murphy Apr 22, 2016. 1 Reply

CRISPR soon to cure diseases

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 21, 2016. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 7, 2013 at 7:41pm

Seth Lloyd on Quantum Life

No reason quantum physics should be shunned, it begins to look understandable, even as it makes no sense to intuition. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 5, 2013 at 2:00am

There were three rafts full of Sierra Club folk. The other two were down river and unable to paddle back against the current. Each raft had two professional oarsmen and ours tried to paddle us out but the eddy current turned us back into the eddy. We used everything we had that would serve as paddles and got up enough momentum to get out.

We paddle-powered purists would have been embarrassed to have a motor-powered raft tow us out. I think the fear of embarrassment energized us.

One oarsman had panpipes and played them at night. What sounds they made! One nurse was ecstatic when she realized she hadn't touched soap for a week.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 5, 2013 at 12:59am

Connecting the Neural Dots

As with all things scientific, there are benefits and perhaps hazards. Let's hope we concentrate on solving problems, not making another way to control and dominate people. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 5, 2013 at 12:57am

Spud, isn't this an amazing thing! I have never heard of this before. 

Tom, getting caught in an eddy must be an adventure. Were you ... afraid? I think I would be terrified. 

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 3, 2013 at 4:33pm
Comment by tom sarbeck on March 3, 2013 at 12:19am

While floating the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon about 40 years ago, I was one of about 15 people on a paddle-powered raft that got caught in a large eddy. Getting out of it wasn't easy.

The trip was ineffable (too great to be described in words, which implies a second use for "effable").

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 2, 2013 at 3:50pm

Thanks Joan.  Until now, I've never heard on an Ice Circle.  Very interesting.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 2, 2013 at 3:32pm

Video of one in Massachusetts:

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2013 at 3:21pm

Salmon River Ice circle

"A rare natural phenomenon that occurs in slow moving water in cold climates. Ice circles are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water. It is believed that they form in eddy currents. In fluid dynamics, an eddy is the swirling of a fluid and the reverse current created when the fluid flows past an obstacle."


photo credit: © Gary Lane Salmon River rafting with Wapiti River Guides

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2013 at 6:13pm

 

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