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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1567
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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!

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

Switching to Green Energy Too Late

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 11. 12 Replies

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

Fireball

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2012 at 4:54pm

Tony, I like.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 7, 2012 at 4:22pm

first vid ends w/ "..proof man has something to do w/climate.."
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/62750000/gif/_62750557_2012.gif

change.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 6, 2012 at 12:27pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 5, 2012 at 7:12pm

Excellent.  Thanks Ruth.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 5, 2012 at 6:52pm

Comment by Chris on September 3, 2012 at 5:27pm

Romney panders to to the anti-science Republican base with a

Global Warming 'Joke.'

Exclusive: At the Republican National Convention and on the campaign trail, Mitt Romney has come up with a new laugh line, mocking President Obama’s policies to slow global warming. In doing so, Romney distorts a quote from an Obama speech in 2008 about ocean levels, reports Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has offered few details about how he would run the U.S. government, but he has made clear one thing about his environmental views: he has contempt for President Barack Obama’s efforts to promote alternative energy and combat global warming.

Fitting with the new Republican orthodoxy that climate-change science is either a hoax or hysteria, Romney has incorporated into his speeches a joke about Obama’s interest in protecting the environment, a sure-fire laugh line for the GOP faithful.

In his acceptance speech on Thursday, Romney said, “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans (pause for mocking laughter) and heal the planet. MY promise is to help you and your family.”

Romney apparently was so thrilled with the success of his new “joke” that he repeated it while on a post-convention campaign swing. In Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday, he elicited more laughs from the crowd when he claimed Obama “famously said he was going to slow the rise of the oceans.” Romney added, “Our promise to you is this: we’re going to help the American people.”

Not surprisingly, Romney’s recitation of what Obama said isn’t correct. Obama never said “he was going to slow the rise of the oceans,” but rather he said – in his June 4, 2008, victory speech after clinching the Democratic nomination – that “the American people,” i.e. by changing policies and leaders, would look back at this moment as the time “the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

But more important than Romney’s rhetorical exaggeration is that his ridicule of global-warming again counterpoises that longer-term existential threat against the short-term interests of today’s voters, suggesting that President Romney would ignore the former in favor of the latter.

more here

Comment by Steph S. on September 3, 2012 at 4:37pm
The Republican Party sucks in all states - yuck!
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 3, 2012 at 3:42pm

Wow!  The Texas Republican party's education platform is incredibly horrible.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 3, 2012 at 2:17pm

Apropos, from Austin Cline's series of satirical posters representing Religious Right beliefs:

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

Comment by Diane on September 3, 2012 at 1:49pm
More highlights from the Texas Republican party's education platform:

"We support school subjects with emphasis on the Judeo-Christian principles upon which America was founded and which form the basis of America’s legal, political and economic systems."

"We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills" ...[which have] have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority."

"We support objective teaching and equal treatment of all sides of scientific theories. We believe theories such as life origins and environmental change should be taught as challengeable scientific theories subject to change as new data is produced. Teachers and students should be able to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these theories openly and without fear of retribution or discrimination of any kind."

"Religious Freedom in Public Schools – We urge school administrators and officials to inform Texas school students specifically of their First Amendment rights to pray and engage in religious speech, individually or in groups, on school property without government interference. "

"Classroom Discipline...to deal with disciplinary problems. Corporal punishment is effective..."

We support "child-centered school funding options which fund the student, not schools or districts, to allow maximum freedom of choice in public, private, or PAROCHIAL education for all children."
 

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