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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!!
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11/14/2009
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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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CRISPR soon to cure diseases

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Primate Evolution

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Magnetic Field Powered By Moon

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 31. 0 Replies

"Science Isn't Broken"

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Slime Trivia

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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

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Fascinating article on strange world ex BBC

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Dirty Oil Beats Science in the US

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Dog-human alliance edged out Neanderthals

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

Not-amorphous glass

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

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Comment by Jared Lardo on July 18, 2009 at 4:36pm
vandrerol, the first time I saw it, I felt a satisfaction at the filling of that giant hole that my biology class left unfilled. The book skirted abiogenesis completely by saying something like "Scientists believe that life arose in the first place by a process know as abiogenesis." The word was bolded for certain. They just touched on it and didn't poke or look at all and moved on to the chapter about Pavlov's dogs.
Comment by vandrerol on July 16, 2009 at 12:47pm
I love that video. When I saw it, it was the first time I actually thought I could understand abiogenesis.
Comment by Jared Lardo on July 11, 2009 at 5:09pm
(Pea-roasting for great justice.)
(I'm thinking at James down there.)

I continue to be shocked at how many people talk about the self-replicating molecule as if it's the "big, shiny, new thing" with regard to abiogenesis.

Maybe fatty acids don't do anything like that upon which this video bases a version of abiogenesis (I won't get far enough in chemistry courses to find out about if it's made of lies on my own until at least the fall if not next spring), in which case I can understand ignoring it, but even then, it's still a plausible version of events (ignoring the details) for how non-life yielded life.


I find it cool to think that nonliving stuff exhibited properties that we could reasonably call "competition", and that by a simple, few, nigh-binary variations, certain features that we still recognize today were naturally selected.
Comment by James on July 6, 2009 at 4:53am
The why is there. It is simply replication that drives the process, without that need you die out, even if you a molecule.
It starts with simple molecule is a catalyst for replicating itself and slowly the molecules become more and more complex. Why did a molecule form that could replicate? Well it is like winning the lottery, keep trowing organic molecules together eventually someone going to win. The chance of nobody ever winning the lottery are slim. The chance me winning are also very slim, in other words most molecules don't replicate.
The questions science is asking now is what are those odds, and what kind of mix did we start out in. The how, not why.
Comment by Gwen on July 6, 2009 at 2:29am
The fact that science doesn't know WHY life exists is not a problem for me. 50 years ago, they didn't know what DNA was. That fact didn't make the science up to that time any less true. I'm not going to do a 'God done it' just because we don't have the answer...yet. Not known is not unknowable.
Comment by Gwen on July 4, 2009 at 4:12pm
THAT is disturbing. I was speaking to one of my college educated medical professional colleagues, who was commenting on Michael Shermer's book about people believing strange things. When she saw the chapter about Creationism, she remarked "Creationism is a fallacy?"
I replied "yes", she said "that makes my head hurt" and changed the subject. It is difficult for me to believe that people who have had to take biological science courses can STILL believe in Creationism!
Comment by Aiden on July 1, 2009 at 7:45am
Scientists develop mind-controlled wheelchairs.

Good news for Stephen Hawking...
Comment by Aiden on June 15, 2009 at 8:36am
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Comment by JayBarti on May 21, 2009 at 2:05pm
I can't wait for this Doc to arrive, I have been hearing about missing links all my life, its wonderful when we find them and even more wonderful when we understand them. I love evolution & Historical archeology documentaries, when well done the insight you can glean about deep history/prehistory is fascinating.
 

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