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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1567
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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!!
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

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

Data Analytics and the Disintegration of Public Knowledge

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 19. 4 Replies

Peas learn by association

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy Jan 18. 1 Reply

Hyperkeystone Species

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy Jan 18. 2 Replies

Super-Silk

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 10, 2016. 1 Reply

Planetary Context of the Anthropocene

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Chris Oct 2, 2016. 1 Reply

3-D Printed Bone Repair

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 28, 2016. 0 Replies

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Comment by Sean Murphy yesterday

Follow the link to read the whole thing, including a list of sign slogans!

Comment by Sean Murphy yesterday

Here's some fake eclipse news that actually had me fooled for a few minutes. Because... Trump's America.


"YOU CAN COUNT ON COAL 24/7. YOU CAN'T ALWAYS DEPEND ON THE SUN!" -MAJOR JOSEPH CALVIN, MEDIA COORDINATOR, KENTUCKIANS FOR COAL.

    HOPKINSVILLE, KY, August 11, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- If you're planning to visit Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to see the total eclipse of the sun on August 21, 2017, be prepared. Hopkinsville (a.k.a. Eclipseville) is globally recognized to be the epicenter of the eclipse. Hundreds of thousands of spectators will converge on the town to see it. Among them "Kentuckians for Coal" will be in the vanguard protesting the eclipse.

Kentuckians for Coal is an ad-hoc coalition of miners, union officials, family members and coal users created to defend the Kentucky coal industry against encroachment from renewable energy industries and from economic development initiatives aimed at lessening America's dependence on coal. Kentuckians for Coal stands against the eclipse and those who worship it. 

The protest is scheduled for high noon on Monday, August 21, 2017, in front of the offices of the Kentucky New Era newspaper at 1618 E. 9th Street, Hopkinsville, just as the eclipse begins. The "totality"--the complete blocking of the Sun by the Moon--will start at 1:24:39 and will last 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

The protesters chose the New Era office location because the newspaper and other fake-news media have been over-hyping the eclipse because of its potential to boost local economic development, while ignoring the importance of the coal industry....
Comment by Michael Penn yesterday

Thanks, Ruth. I just put that piece on my Facebook page.

Covering Trump's nonsense previously about Charlottesville, the Klan, white supremacists, etc. on the Internet I pointed out that there were two sides to Dunkirk also. A tRump supporter will keep it going until you get to Dunkirk. Then they nag you with "tRump was right" while claiming not to be a supporter.

Science is good, but the above is sad.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday

Satire:

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attacking the media for its “very unfair” coverage of Monday’s solar eclipse, Donald J. Trump said on Saturday that the sun was equally to blame for blocking the moon.

“The fake news is covering the eclipse from the sun’s side instead of the moon’s side, but if you look at it from the moon’s side the sun is blocking the moon’s side,” he said. “There are so many sides you can’t count all the sides.”

Additionally, Trump tore into the sun itself, calling it a “showboat” for its role in the solar eclipse.

“The sun thinks the world revolves around it,” Trump said. “Sad.”

Trump said the sun was a “big problem” that his predecessor, Barack Obama, did nothing to solve, but that that situation was about to change.

“It will be handled—we handle everything,” Trump said, adding that a preëmptive military strike on the sun was “very much on the table.”

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 29, 2017 at 10:03am

Here's something that surprised me.  Viewing the earth from a distance like you were viewing a classroom globe, the depth of the oceans are very thin.  A paper towel could slurp them all up.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 28, 2017 at 6:22am

Spud, I'm planning on driving to where I can see the total eclipse. I've heard (and tried) photo negatives work well for looking at it. However, I think I've thrown all my old ones away.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 28, 2017 at 6:13am

In much less than 4 billion years, if humans don't destroy themselves, they will be able to move the earth to a better orbit, or go to some other planet.

Comment by Sean Murphy on July 28, 2017 at 12:35am

Before Earth becomes part of the red giant, it will naturally 'evolve' into a hotter version of Venus. As Sol ages it gradually increases its temperature. Eventually, all the water will boil off. Water is as bad as CO2 fir greenhousing the world. Venus lost most of its water because it had a weak magnetic field which failed, allowing the slar wind to break H2L up ito H and O, and the H promptly floats off. Due in large part to the impact that sheared off the Moon, Earth has a strong magnetic field, which will continue to protect Earth's water from the solar wind, even after it all boils into the atmosphere. The runaway greenhouse will be hotter and faster than Venus; was, and Earth will become even more hellish than Venus.

Just something else you look forward to...

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 27, 2017 at 9:00pm

Gary S., I can't wait!

Comment by Gary S on July 27, 2017 at 7:27pm

My admiration and learning of science has told me that the Andromeda Galaxy is going to collide with the Milky Way in less than 4 billion years.  It has also told me that our sun will go through the helium-burning process and turn into a red giant in approximately 5 billion years. So, Earth will become a part of a red giant!

 

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