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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

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Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

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

OLDEST KNOWN ANCESTOR?

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Jan 31. 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 Don on December 29, 2010 at 9:24am

You think YOU"VE got snow...

 

Comment by Cohiba on December 29, 2010 at 9:11am

@Adriana -- It's fun so long as you don't have to shovel or drive in it.  Living here in Stamford, I've sadly had to do both... but at least it's pretty!

 

@doone -- Those statistics are very depressing.  I'm actually a bit surprised that the numbers are that low among Democrats and Independents. 

 

I've always found the belief that God guided evolution to be a bit disconcerting.  It seems like a very wasteful and cruel process to use if there is an actual intelligence behind it. 

Comment by Jaume on December 22, 2010 at 1:36pm

That's not news to the ancients, and to military historians since the Hellenistic period -

 

The successful military use of elephants spread across the world. The successors to Alexander's empire, the Diadochi, used hundreds of Indian elephants in their wars. The Egyptians and the Carthaginians began taming African elephants for the same purpose, while the Numidians used
the Forest elephant. The African savannah elephant, larger than the
African forest elephant or the Asian elephant, proved too difficult to
tame for war purposes and was never widely used. Elephants used by
Egyptians at the battle of Raphia in 217 BC were smaller than their Asian counterparts, but that did not guarantee victory for Antiochus III the Great of Syria
. [source]

Comment by iTheist on December 14, 2010 at 2:28pm
Biological Computers: Genetically Modified Cells Communicate Like E...

ScienceDaily (Dec. 14, 2010) — Genetically modified cells can be made to communicate with each other as if they were electronic circuits. Using yeast cells, a group of researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has taken a groundbreaking step towards being able to build complex systems in the future where the body's own cells help to keep us healthy. The study was presented recently in an article in the scientific journal Nature.

 

Comment by Don on December 11, 2010 at 10:41am

Doone and Adriana, regarding the liberal-science correlation (and the corresponding conservative-anti-science bent), do see this discussion on Jerry Coyne's blog of a few days ago.  Great comments (as ever, on his blog):

 

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/the-scientists-w...

Comment by Pope Beanie on December 11, 2010 at 1:20am

This is probably too simplistic but maybe there are two different ways to deal with the world.

 

"Progressive" = Humble admission that there's so much we don't know yet about ourselves and our world, with desire to discover what's unknown and push forward. It's a socially inclusive vision, humbled (again) while seeking input from (and interaction with) the widest range of cultures. Description is favored over Prescription and Proscription.

 

versus

 

It's all about "us" and protecting what we have in our small part of the world. The pressure is to celebrate our own unique culture and tradition and when in doubt, conserve the status quo. Do not seek change or new knowledge, since all of the most important knowledge is already known, and largely perhaps even written thousands of years ago. Prescription and Proscription are favored over Description.

 

Comment by Jaume on December 9, 2010 at 6:03am
Nifty little toy they did there: Scales of the Universe

(No 'average human penis size', tho' - isn't it what most guys seem to be concerned about?)
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:
 

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Discussion Forum

OLDEST KNOWN ANCESTOR?

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

Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Davis Goodman May 19. 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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