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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1570
Latest Activity: Nov 27

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

Corrupt Science

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

Super-Silk

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 10. 1 Reply

Planetary Context of the Anthropocene

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Chris Oct 2. 1 Reply

3-D Printed Bone Repair

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 28. 0 Replies

Cold Vaccine Progress

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 28. 0 Replies

Publish-Or-Perish Guarantees Flawed Research

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 22. 1 Reply

Acoustic Prism

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 13. 1 Reply

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

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

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Comment by AtheistTech on December 11, 2011 at 1:36am

One cup of water that freezes to ice has the same mass that it had when it was liquid. You can say the one cup water is more dense than the resulting ice because when the water freezes, its atoms are spread out in an orderly crystal formation which make it less dense than the water. That's why ice floats in water. In the special case of a glacier, the lower layers are less dense the higher you go. The ice at the top of a glacier is more or less the same as the ice in your glass of water. But the combination of being very heavy and solid and mobile, the glacier can erode the land much faster than wind and rain. 

Comment by Chris on December 10, 2011 at 9:57pm

Ice and Water don't have the same mass. Glacial ice is more dense (has more mass) that ice out of your freezer.

The great Lakes in the U.S. is a result of compression of the ground from the ice age and is worth reading and learning about.

A quick reference to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_mass_balance is interesting.

The ocean conveyor and atmospheric currents are interesting to learn about too.

Comment by tom sarbeck on December 9, 2011 at 1:09am

I read recently, don't recall where, that GPS data is showing that land in northern latitudes is still rising slowly because it's no longer carrying the weight of the ice of the last ice age.

I saw no mention of earthquakes in the article.

In Iceland, the split between the European and Canadian plates is growing. Is it about an inch a year? Volcanic activity interrupted air travel in Europe.

Comment by Tommy on December 8, 2011 at 8:47pm

The way I understand it earthquakes maybe the lesser of our problems.  I am thinking that the change in ocean temperatures and the eventual release of methane gas will be the real kicker. Also am I wrong in thinking this or won't the cooling of the ocean eventually shut down the gulf stream starting a new ice age putting Europe under about a mile of ice. Not positive about this, but seems like I remember reading this somewhere. 

Comment by Chris on December 8, 2011 at 7:14pm

Question: If the polar ice melts will that generate changes in tectonic plates, increasing earthquakes and volcanic eruptions?

I'd say the answer it "Yes."


Comment by Joan Denoo on December 8, 2011 at 10:33am

Question: If the polar ice melts will that generate changes in tectonic plates, increasing earthquakes and volcanic eruptions?

Comment by Alice on December 7, 2011 at 6:12pm

I like Gates and I like China - but then again they are both very powerful - so......

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 7, 2011 at 5:16pm

I just read 

Gates discussing new nuclear reactor with China - Yahoo! News

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates confirmed Wednesday he is in discussions with China to jointly develop a new and safer kind of nuclear reactor.

What is your take on this?  Can nuclear power be made cheaply and safely, without risk during earthquakes, tsunamis and without weapons grade material as a by-product? How will spent fuel be disposed?  

Comment by AtheistTech on December 5, 2011 at 8:18pm

Complaint Tests Rule Protecting Science From Politics

Check out this article I found on NPR: http://n.pr/ug97jG

Comment by Alice on November 19, 2011 at 6:17pm

Love the link... Nerdlass :)

 

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