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.

Website: http://www.thinkatheist.com/group/science
Members: 929
Latest Activity: May 31, 2017

Discussion Forum

Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Davis Goodman May 19, 2017. 32 Replies

OLDEST KNOWN ANCESTOR?

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Jan 31, 2017. 5 Replies

A Dark Milky Way?

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 8, 2016. 6 Replies

African clawed frog

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Oct 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Where does increased complexity come from in evolution?

Started by Anthony Blair. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer Sep 5, 2016. 206 Replies

3.7-billion-year-old fossils

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Sep 1, 2016. 2 Replies

Atheists Think about What We Believe, Don't We?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Aug 12, 2016. 4 Replies

CuriosityStream, anyone?

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by TJ Jul 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Unseen Jul 10, 2016. 5 Replies

Neanderthals used fire in caves:

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by TJ Jun 29, 2016. 9 Replies

Migration back to Africa took place during the Palaeolithic

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Jun 19, 2016. 7 Replies

Fossil Dog

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Unseen Jun 8, 2016. 13 Replies

Pre-Clovis civilization in Florida

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Belle Rose May 15, 2016. 4 Replies

On Canine Evolution and Domestication

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by TJ May 13, 2016. 4 Replies

Teeth vs. Tools

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Apr 28, 2016. 2 Replies

How Dinosaurs Grew From Hatchlings to Adults

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Apr 6, 2016. 18 Replies

Think your DNA is all human?

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by SteveInCO Mar 27, 2016. 9 Replies

Rate of carbon emissions put in context

Started by Pope Beanie Mar 24, 2016. 0 Replies

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Comment by Roger Tholen on June 30, 2009 at 5:29pm
On what basis do you think free will is "totally essential" to the human condition. I would go this far with you. Belief in free will is essential to explain the unfortunate human condition such as it is. What a world might be possible if we gave up free will and got serious about using whatever works to make some really helpful changes in our culture not dependent on the fairy tale of free will.
Comment by Roger Tholen on June 30, 2009 at 4:57pm
Most people would think it odd to use the word evolution in terms of everyday behavior. But, its one more way various behaviors come into being, or drop out. It follows natural evolution as it applies to animals and plants and to our world in general. If one thinks about it, it would be very consistent to have human behavior follow in the foot steps of nature’s evolution. In many ways our world likes consistency.
As a way of picturing behavioral evolution I like to think of various screens. Like they use when mining for gold. You do one behavior and it gets reinforced and makes it through the screen. You do another behavior and it does not get reinforce, or maybe punished and it does not make it through the screen, It gets screened out.
Well, mostly it’s other people that do the screening. You do or say something and it gets ignored, punished or reinforced.. Depending on which it gets determines if it continues to be a behavior of yours or not. To make it a little more complicated, sometimes a behavior will both get reinforced sometimes and punished at other times. If there is much of this, one can get some very freaky behavior. If one can see this system operating over a number of years, you can see how behavior can be very unsystematically developed. I can explain much of the unusual behavior we see around us.
Comment by Roger Tholen on May 24, 2009 at 1:49pm
Loving science and being a atheist and not believing in free will all go together.
Comment by Roger Tholen on May 24, 2009 at 1:27pm
Most often I get a total put down when talking even the possibility of there being no free will. So I appreciate even a gentle comment.
Comment by Roger Tholen on May 23, 2009 at 8:23pm
I don't hold much hope for change unless more and more people get onto the fact that behavior is determined. I know saying there is no free will is like saying there is no god. But, both statements are true.
Comment by Bob on April 27, 2009 at 10:29pm
Personally, I miss Bill Nye the Science Guy.
I am an Atheist OF SCIENCE!!!
Douglas Adams is a close second
Comment by MikeTheInfidel on February 9, 2009 at 7:58pm
I get giddy when I talk science. I LOVE it.
Comment by Greg on January 4, 2009 at 4:18pm
Hooray! Science is, as we scientists say in technical terms, "the DANK." Word.
Comment by Gary Bergeron on August 22, 2008 at 12:18am
Happy to join. Don't you miss Carl Sagan? I do.
It's very lonely being an atheist and a skeptic from south Louisiana.
Looking forward to the activities of this group!
 

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Discussion Forum

OLDEST KNOWN ANCESTOR?

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Jan 31, 2017. 5 Replies

Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Davis Goodman May 19, 2017. 32 Replies

African clawed frog

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Oct 21, 2016. 2 Replies

3.7-billion-year-old fossils

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Sep 1, 2016. 2 Replies

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