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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1582
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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

Science Journals suffer large scale peer review fraud

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Clarence Dember Apr 17. 1 Reply

Common sense talk about climate change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Michael Penn Apr 15. 2 Replies

Time goes both ways in the quantum world

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck Apr 14. 1 Reply

Ebola Vaccine Very Promising

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Apr 10. 6 Replies

Wound Healing

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

The Web is not the Net.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 14. 1 Reply

Science, information, and politics in the Anthropocene

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 12. 3 Replies

Marburg and Ebola Viruses

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Mar 4. 2 Replies

Dog-human alliance edged out Neanderthals

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 4. 1 Reply

Climate Change Deniers.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 4. 8 Replies

FDA hides fraud

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 14. 4 Replies

Vulnerable to science denial

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 8. 1 Reply

Brain and Spinal Cord

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 18. 3 Replies

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Comment by Sarah Walton on March 11, 2012 at 12:22pm

Oops. My bad. :P

Comment by TNT666 on March 11, 2012 at 4:54am

ahem... cuz it's not a science.  The table's about real science gets corrupted... not religious fakers :)

Comment by Sarah Walton on March 11, 2012 at 2:34am

I note that ID education is a glaring omission from the table.

Comment by Sarah Walton on March 11, 2012 at 2:30am

Thanks TNT666! I shared that widely.

Comment by TNT666 on March 10, 2012 at 10:49pm

Something any non science trained atheist needs to understand: Science is not immune from corruption and political manipulation. Without scientific training or scientific research skills, it can be quite difficult to know the difference between truthful and science and lying science. This table might help a bit:

The A to Z Guide to Political Interference in Science

by the Union of Concerned Scientists

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 23, 2012 at 6:46pm

Dear Rational Robot. Your link would have been better posted as a discussion than a comment, because my reply is now disconnected from it. I don't buy France-Presse's argument that "history shows that science can thrive alongside religion" when the only evidence given is

"By their senior year, 79 percent said they don't see a conflict, but a collaboration model instead."


presumably based on a survey at one or a few schools.

Also his claim that "A perceived conflict between science and religion has led Americans to rank nearly last among industrialized countries in understanding evolution." had no evidence at all. Religious opposition to science, including evolution, doesn't get off the hook for terrible US science eduction by suggesting that if we only collaborated with religions our science education would advance light years. This makes no sense to me at all. Just because 79% of seniors at some school imagine that science and religion can peacefully coexist, doesn't make it so on the broader stage.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 21, 2012 at 12:39pm


The body is the shape of a Soviet F1 Hand Grenade, made out of the sturdy Tusk2700T resin. The metal parts are created from silver, complete with an operational trigger mechanism that begins the recording process. “I wanted it to look elegant, a bottle of high-class perfume, as much as a weapon,” said Oliver in an interview with We Make Money, Not Art.

includes a computer with a microphone and powerful wireless antenna that captures network traffic and audio in a location and anonymously streams it to an external server that mines it for information — including e-mail excerpts, web pages, images and voice. The server then uploads that data to a public website and positions it on a map.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/02/transparency-grenade/

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 21, 2012 at 11:29am

Thanks Cane.  I like the Religious Addiction article.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 20, 2012 at 10:14pm
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 20, 2012 at 10:10pm

"Widespread rejection in America of climate science, and denial of climate change is linked with the "street fight" over evolution, speakers told an audience of mostly American scientists and educators.
 
But Miller said the stereotype that "rational science is at war with irrational faith" is wrong.
 
He said popular American culture and religious speakers promote a literal interpretation of the Bible, as well as the idea that morality would not exist without religion."

ha! okay...
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/education-can-sol...

United States placed second to last — just before Turkey — in a recent survey in 33 countries of how well people understood evolution.

 

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