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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! :)

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Corrupt Science

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Michelle Thaller on Science Denial

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Data Analytics and the Disintegration of Public Knowledge

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Peas learn by association

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Hyperkeystone Species

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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

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Cold Vaccine Progress

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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

Diagnostic test for ALL viruses

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Comment by matthew greenberg on February 10, 2012 at 6:50pm
Wow, what a Bill! Much worse than I was even anticipating.

Julie, I love your second paragraph.
Comment by Julie Carter on February 10, 2012 at 6:36pm

Well, I have a degree in Biology (from U. Texas), and there's no requirement to take a class on Evolution (though I did, cuz I'm nerdy like that). It is covered some in any general biology class (for freshmen), so I don't see how they'd get away with it completely. But then again, it could also be used to refuse to take some stupid religion class (though those are usually only required at private universities, I know).

But really, it's stupid. Your religious belief is so strong that you can't even learn about evolution (we all know that's what this bill is about)? "I have a sincerely held religious belief that learning may show me that my religious beliefs are nonsense, so I refuse to learn. I would prefer to stay in my hidey-hole and pretend that god made us in his image, but I want you to give me a degree anyway!"

Comment by Boothby171 on February 10, 2012 at 6:30pm

Here it is: HB1207:

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+sum+HB1207

Right of students to assert conscientious objection to any requirement of an academic degree program in an institution of higher education; liability.  Provides that no public or private institution of higher learning may penalize or deny academic credit to a student because he refuses to perform academic coursework because it would force him to violate a sincerely held religious belief. The bill also provides that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall not recognize any accrediting agency that takes any adverse action against an institution of higher learning that exempts students from academic coursework for such reason. The Attorney General or any student, prospective student, or former student aggrieved under the bill may bring a civil action against the institution of higher learning, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, or the relevant accrediting agency for damages, injunctive and declaratory relief, and any other relief authorized by law and may be entitled to reasonable attorney fees.

Comment by Boothby171 on February 10, 2012 at 6:14pm

Matt,

Which bill?

Here's the listing: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+sbj+022

Comment by matthew greenberg on February 10, 2012 at 3:20pm

with all the wacky bills being proposed around the US, this one somehow slipped past me:

 

— A bill in Virginia would make it illegal for state colleges to require a class that conflicts with a student’s religious views. Critics say that would enable a student to receive a biology degree, for example, without studying evolution if he or she objected to it.

 

so a student could become a Biologist without having studied Biology's foundational tenant?  good grief.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 10, 2012 at 2:39pm

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 9, 2012 at 11:28am

check these headlines from:
 Mars, moon rendezvous to happen tonight
• 'Concordia' documentary coming to TV
• Group names greenest car of the year
• PETA lawsuit against SeaWorld dismissed
• Deep brain stimulation enhances memory
• Zoo offers roaches for Valentine's Day
• Trans fat levels drop in U.S. adults
• River pollution sparks panic in China
• Our blogger test drives the new Prius
• George Clooney reveals new health routine
• Scientists invent robot that poops (sort of)
• Video of boy crying in snow sparks uproar
at
mnn.com

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 8, 2012 at 7:39pm

cyber ' warfare? as real as an ID theft:
At one point in the tape, a British detective can be heard saying: "We're here to help. We've cocked things up in the past, we know that."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16945859

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 4, 2012 at 4:29am
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 1, 2012 at 7:49pm

great vid btw
"faith killings"
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