Atheists who love Science!

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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1575
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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

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

Primate Evolution

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Sean Murphy Apr 9. 1 Reply

Magnetic Field Powered By Moon

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 31. 0 Replies

"Science Isn't Broken"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 30. 11 Replies

Slime Trivia

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 18. 0 Replies

Rock Cycle Illustrated by Phil Stoffer (2005)

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 11, 2015. 2 Replies

Diagnostic test for ALL viruses

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by philip_rhoades Nov 15, 2015. 5 Replies

Liquid-crystalline water

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 4, 2015. 4 Replies

Stable light-based memory

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 5, 2015. 0 Replies

Fascinating article on strange world ex BBC

Started by Christopher Cosgrove. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 4, 2015. 3 Replies

Dirty Oil Beats Science in the US

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 3, 2015. 0 Replies

Dog-human alliance edged out Neanderthals

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Gerald Payne Aug 27, 2015. 12 Replies

Not-amorphous glass

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 20, 2015. 0 Replies

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 29, 2015. 12 Replies

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Comment by B10M3KH4N1X on December 10, 2010 at 8:07am

Hi everybody! New to the group & here learn.I probably won't be commenting much here except to ask questions if I have any.

I remember being good at science in High School,but things have advance and gotten even more complicated since then!

But it still strikes me as funny (and a little sad) that all you need to mop up the floor with creationists is a basic first year Junior High School understanding of Biology.

 

Comment by Mrina on December 2, 2010 at 12:48pm
Check out the NASA news feed starting in 10 mins!
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html?param=public
Comment by Andrew Hall on November 27, 2010 at 2:16pm
My buddy's wife asked him the $100,000 question when their son came home with a C in science.
http://www.laughinginpurgatory.com/2010/11/skepticism-atheism-and-r...
Comment by Vangelis Stamatopoulos on November 15, 2010 at 4:29am
I have written a blog post that talks about "life" from a couple of different scientific points of view. If you're interested, you can read more about it here.
Comment by Gary Berg-Cross on November 14, 2010 at 10:08am
On this wandering/distracted mind topic (and happiness) there is the broad topic of "multitasking", which is flourishing, and how it affects on us.

There are lab experiments that show that distracting people reduces the capacity of their working memory and thus impairs their decision making. At least for high cognitive tasking.

It’s much harder to show that multitasking outside of dfficult tasks and when it results from the choices and control of an individual as in directed daydreaming fantasies, does such cognitive harm. Multitasking dan be a distraction from our main activity, but some argue that it is what evoluton has given us as a main activity. It may be a safety value for boring task and perhaps too much of work has become boring for too many. The big new player is distracting folks is email, social media and the like. This may fill a gap in people's needs.


Of course our distractable attention can be targeted for commercial, political and personal gain and misused.
Comment by Bimmerella on November 13, 2010 at 2:07pm
That better?? Geez
Comment by Bimmerella on November 13, 2010 at 2:04pm
I wonder what finding that planet in our galaxy that is within the habitable zone of it's star will do the Drake Equation?
Comment by Mrina on November 13, 2010 at 10:30am
Can you two take it to private chat? Thanks.

Lead ions are a lot heavier than just hydrogen ions, but still the temperature is so hot you get a sticky soup of gluons. So cool!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11714101
Comment by Bimmerella on November 13, 2010 at 8:54am
I think it's because your mind is FREE Mike...that has a pretty profound effect on one's outlook....
Comment by Mrina on November 13, 2010 at 8:42am
Lol, I read this article yesterday, too. I daydream all the time and had the motivation to follow those dreams in real. I am doing very well! You're right Mike K. If daydreaming means unhappiness, then I /should/ be depressed as hell.
 

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