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: 1572
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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

Flying Insects Three-Fourths Gone

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 7 Replies

Fireball

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

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 8, 2017 at 8:59pm

@Tom - Yah, sure, you betcha. But it don't work so well when the government is the criminals they're supposed to protect us from.

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 8, 2017 at 8:47pm
Another take on government's purpose according to a sociologist I once knew: A government's first purpose is to make large populations governable.
How do they do that, if not by protecting us from the criminals among us?
Everything beyond that is the metaphorical icing on the cake.
Comment by tom sarbeck on March 8, 2017 at 8:32pm
Sean, I agree. Governments are doing the opposite of their ADVERTISED jobs.

I understand that Tom Paine said governments began as protection rackets for shepherds who would pay to be protected from the rulers' own henchmen. With time and assassinations those rulers moderated their activities and became the monarchs of Paine's time.

Many of us today would like to enjoy the benefits of good government, but it's we the governed who have to do keep governments doing what's good for us.

In short, democracy is not a spectator sport.
Comment by Sean Murphy on March 8, 2017 at 7:17pm

They are not just 'not doing their job', Joan, they are actively pursuing the exact opposite of their jobs!

Comment by BenGee on March 8, 2017 at 5:25pm
Agreed Joan
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 8, 2017 at 5:19pm

This government is not doing its job! Government's purpose is to safeguard citizens from irresponsible rules and regulations. Water safety is a matter for science to determine, not politicians. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 8, 2017 at 1:43pm

Sad news Ruth.  Trump & company seem to be living up to their anti-science stance.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 8, 2017 at 1:26pm

What counts as clean water in the US will no longer be based on science. Now apparently what counts as clean is whatever is compatible with maximum profit.

The EPA’s Office of Science and Technology Policy no longer lists “science” in the paragraph describing what it does. 

“The language changes here are not nuanced—they have really important regulatory implications.”

The EPA’s Office of Science and Technology has historically been in charge of developing clean water standards for states. Before January 30 of this year, the website said those standards were “science-based,” meaning they were based on what peer-reviewed science recommended as safe levels of pollutants for drinking, swimming, or fishing. Since January 30, though, the reference to “science-based” standards has disappeared. Now, the office, instead, says it develops “economically and technologically achievable standards” to address water pollution.

The EPA’s Science Office Removed “Science” From Its Mission Statement

Incidentally, top staff positions are being filled with climate change and evolution deniers.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 4, 2017 at 1:27pm

LOVE that sign, Ruth!

And Joan, that shot of NGC 2170 is a treat!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2017 at 1:12pm

NGC 2170: Still Life with Reflecting Dust Image Credit & Copyri...

A nice way to start a lovely, springlike day. 

 

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