Atheists who love Science!


Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1573
Latest Activity: Oct 21

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

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!

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

Flying Insects Three-Fourths Gone

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 7 Replies


Started by Patricia Sep 5. 0 Replies

A New 'Star Crab'

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

Atheism isn’t enough, and it isn’t very satisfying

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 31. 13 Replies

Your Black Hole Eats Neutron Star Gold

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 5. 0 Replies

Aging Research Breakthrough

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 29. 5 Replies

Paul Stamets - Bioremediation with Fungi

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jul 26. 1 Reply

Metrology: The Science of Measurement

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Plinius Jul 20. 13 Replies

time viewing

Started by jlaz. Last reply by jlaz May 13. 20 Replies

Corrupt Science

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 11. 8 Replies

Michelle Thaller on Science Denial

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Andrew Mar 18. 12 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Atheists who love Science! to add comments!

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 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:

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

Love the link... Nerdlass :)


Members (1572)



Update Your Membership :




Nexus on Social Media:


© 2017   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service