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Atheists who love Science!

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When a Devastating Solar CME Hits Earth...

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by Ken Hughes Mar 18, 2014. 1 Reply

House M.D. mind-reading technology

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Will we "Humans" evolve backwards?

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Radio Astronomy... "Sounds" of the Universe

Started by Nathan Hevenstone. Last reply by Nelly Bly Feb 24, 2013. 6 Replies

This was on 60 Minutes- What are your thoughts???

Started by Matt. Last reply by R Allan Worrell Feb 23, 2012. 7 Replies

My Review of the Ganzfeld Procedure

Started by Morgan Matthew. Last reply by Jim Sky Feb 14, 2012. 4 Replies

10 Questions for Stephen Hawking

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Akshay Bist Jul 26, 2011. 18 Replies

Fun Science activities for kids? Any Suggestions?

Started by Jason Lamar Sorensen. Last reply by Jim Sky Jul 11, 2011. 11 Replies

assuming world peace is possible

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Let us talk about unguided processes.

Started by Pancake Croissant. Last reply by Bill Dec 28, 2010. 29 Replies

How the Universe Makes the Building Blocks of Life

Started by Jesus_Was_A_Man_Or_Myth_Or_Both. Last reply by Jesus_Was_A_Man_Or_Myth_Or_Both Nov 30, 2010. 2 Replies

Asteroid Impact Procedures

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SETI procedures

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Possible Geoglyphs Spotted in Peru

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Comment by Jesus_Was_A_Man_Or_Myth_Or_Both on December 1, 2010 at 5:51pm
The Estimated Number of Stars in the Universe Just Tripled

A study by Yale astronomer Pieter van Dokkum just took the estimated number of stars in the universe—100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, or 100 sextillion—and tripled it. And you thought nothing good ever happens on Wednesdays.
Van Dokkum’s study in the journal Nature focuses on red dwarfs, a class of small, cool stars. They’re so small and cool, in fact, that up to now astronomers haven’t been able to spot them in galaxies outside our own. That’s a serious holdup when you’re trying to account for all the stars there are.
As a consequence, when estimating how much of a galaxy’s mass stars account for – important to understanding a galaxy’s life history – astronomers basically had to assume that the relative abundance of red-dwarf stars found in the Milky Way held true throughout the universe for every galaxy type and at every epoch of the universe’s evolution, Dr. van Dokkum says. “We always knew that was sort of a stretch, but it was the only thing we had. Until you see evidence to the contrary you kind of go with that assumption,” he says. [Christian Science Monitor]
Comment by Sydni Moser on November 28, 2010 at 1:03pm
Doone, I just checked the link and it worked for me. Anyone else having trouble?
Comment by Sydni Moser on November 28, 2010 at 11:08am
Faces of Our Ancestors

To put a human face on our ancestors, scientists from the Senckenberg Research Institute used sophisticated methods to form 27 model heads based on tiny bone fragments, teeth and skulls collected from across the globe.

The heads are on display for the first time together at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, Germany.

Check Out This Slide Show HERE:
Comment by Don on November 25, 2010 at 9:22am
What are your more specific plans, I wonder, Justin? That is, are you intending to pursue a bachelor's degree in, say, biology? Or do you simply want to take a few science courses? For many years I worked as an academic advisor to adult college students in the Vermont State College system, and I teach expository and creative writing to adults in the University of Maryland's online baccalaureate program.

Some adults who contemplate enrolling in a bachelor's degree program are moved by a specific sort of enthusiasm like yours, because they realize they need a validating credential or because there's some aspect of formal learning they feel a special hunger for. One thing to remember--if it's a degree you'll be seeking--is that a liberal arts degree is a comprehensive and broadening degree, one that will oblige you to earn credits in all areas of a liberal arts curriculum. Of the 120 credits generally required for the BA/BS degree (at 3 credits a course), only about 30-40 are likely to be in your science concentration. You'll be taking courses in literature, languages, art, history, math, and so on as well. Is that the path you want to take?
Comment by Sydni Moser on November 21, 2010 at 2:41pm

5 Famous Scientists Dismissed as Morons in Their Time
By Anthony Jurado
Nov 21, 2010

Every nutjob in the world with some out-there theory thinks he's Galileo, rejected for daring to think different. Virtually all of them are, in fact, simply insane.

Yet, there have been brilliant rebels who put their own world-changing ideas on the line, only to end up like Doc Brown in his alternate timeline: humiliated, ridiculed, ignored and/or straight driven to insanity.

Check Out the Scientists HERE:
Comment by Adrian on November 16, 2010 at 6:57pm
@ Rocky I've located a free abstract of the paper, and there is a link on that page to a free pdf of the whole paper. You'll find the formulae in there.
Comment by RockyTIJ on November 16, 2010 at 6:38pm
And regarding the fake research, how do we know THAT study wasn't faked? :o)
Comment by RockyTIJ on November 16, 2010 at 6:38pm
Regarding the formula for walking and burning calories, I wasn't able to uncover the "fundamental formula" itself. Was anyone else?
Comment by Sydni Moser on November 13, 2010 at 9:00am
Comment by Jaume on November 9, 2010 at 4:16pm
If that's funny physics you want, it's rugby balls you should look to.

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