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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
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Hyperkeystone Species

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 21. 1 Reply

Diagnostic test for ALL viruses

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Alexandra Rodriguez Jun 20. 6 Replies

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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Alexandra Rodriguez Jun 20. 8 Replies

Primate Evolution

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jun 19. 3 Replies

Stem Cells Treat Stroke

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jun 2. 1 Reply

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

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

Liquid-crystalline water

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2016 at 6:04pm

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Rahm Emanuel: White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. He served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac at a time when scandal was brewing at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot "red flags," entire board was later accused by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) of having "failed in its duty to follow up on matters brought to its attention." Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 5th congressional district, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the 2006 mid-term elections. chairman of the Democratic Caucus, member of the New Democrat Coalition. Noted for his combative style and his political fundraising abilities

He articulated his view on the role of government as a positive force to face difficult challenges and solve national problems, notably combating global warming through green energy policies and completely restructuring the healthcare system. Citigroup executive at the center of the current meltdown. 


Chris Dodd:  #1 recipient of Fannie Mae contributions

Larry Summers who pushed the repeal of the Glass-Steagal Act, 

Tim Geithner who masterminded the bank bailout, 

Robert Rubin, a disgraced Citigroup executive at the center of the current meltdown. 

Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006.

 

This flock of financial, banking, monied individuals do not look like a balanced cloud of advisors to me.

Immediately after his election, and again to my horror, Obama let go his progressive advisors, leaving him nesting with a brood of neocons.  

No wonder 2007-8 came so quickly. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2016 at 6:03pm

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Obama's Financial Advisors, March 31, 2009

Ben Bernanke: Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, central bank of USA. South Carolina macroeconomist

Pete Peterson: businessman, investment bankerfiscal conservative, author, and politician, United States Secretary of Commerce, 

Chairman of the Council on Foreign RelationsSenior Chairman of the private equity firm, the Blackstone GroupIn 2008, he was ranked 149th on the "Forbes 400 Richest Americans" with a net worth of $2.8 Billion. In 2008, he established The Peter G. Peterson Foundation 

 

Henry Paulson: 74th United States Treasury SecretaryInternational Monetary Fund Board of Governors, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs.,Time magazine named Paulson as a runner-up for its Person of the Year 2008, saying, with reference to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008: "if there is a face to this financial debacle, it is now his".

Franklin Delano Raines: former Fannie Mae CEO, received $50 Million bonus, White House budget director under President Bill Clinton, His role leading Fannie Mae has come under scrutiny.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2016 at 5:59pm

Some good news for a change! 

Diablo Canyon to close rather than extend operating license, sooner...

"environmental groups led by Friends of the Earth, labor unions, and the California electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PGE)," "reached an agreement that Diablo Canyon that the Diablo Canyon nuclear generating station in San Luis Obispo will permanently shutdown in 2025 rather than seek a twenty-year license extension."

This, and other nuclear power plants closures will cause a high ruckus with pro-nuclear power people.  It will mean we will have to resort to other energy sources.

When the G. W. Bush administration came into power, he brought in a whole gaggle of neocon, 

Prominent neocons in the Bush Administration included Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Elliott Abrams, David Addington and Richard Perle.

From the media: Bill Kristol and Norman Podhoretz. 

From academia: Bernard Lewis and Victor Davis Hanson 

The main characteristics of neo-conservatism are:

  • a tendency to see the world in binary good/evil terms
  • low tolerance for diplomacy
  • readiness to use military force
  • emphasis on US unilateral action
  • disdain for multilateral organizations
  • focus on the Middle East

To my horror, I watched as Obama name his cabinet, he brought in a flock of Bush neocon leftovers as well as the gang of 

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 11, 2016 at 10:52am

Great post Grinning Cat.

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on June 5, 2016 at 11:00pm

Then there are the rest who don't give a damn about size or whose it is.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 5, 2016 at 10:57pm

Scientists have sent a spacecraft over 3 billion miles at 31,000 miles an hour to the outer reaches of our solar system. [Image of Pluto as viewed by New Horizons on July 13, 2015] Meanwhile on earth there are still some humans arguing over whose cosmic wizard has the bigger penis.(h/t Ruth)

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on June 2, 2016 at 1:58pm

Yes Randall, this is the first episode I saw & was not that impressed, compared to Cosmos.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 2, 2016 at 7:14am

Q-M, I've watched some of the Hawkings series. It's good for "beginners", albeit tedious. For example, the way they tried to explain evolution was way too lengthy and convoluted. However, I admire the "special affects".

Comment by Michael Penn on June 2, 2016 at 5:44am

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on June 1, 2016 at 11:48pm
 

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