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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
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Neanderthals used fire in caves:

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by TJ yesterday. 9 Replies

CuriosityStream, anyone?

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by Pope Beanie Jun 22. 1 Reply

Fossil Dog

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

Pre-Clovis civilization in Florida

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

Teeth vs. Tools

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

‘Trickle of food’

Started by JadeBlackOlive Apr 15. 0 Replies

Diet affects the evolution of birds

Started by JadeBlackOlive Apr 14. 0 Replies

How Dinosaurs Grew From Hatchlings to Adults

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

Think your DNA is all human?

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

Small, Brainy T-Rex Discovered

Started by JadeBlackOlive Mar 14. 0 Replies

Fossil analysis pushes back human split

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer Mar 11. 3 Replies

Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Mar 3. 2 Replies

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Comment by Jaume on December 29, 2010 at 10:47am
Funny how the second picture is reminiscent of De Mille's The Ten Commandments.
Comment by Don on December 29, 2010 at 10:40am
Vehicles with monstrous snowblowers on the front.  And trucks that catch the pulverized snow and take it elsewhere.
Comment by Jaume on December 29, 2010 at 10:35am
What sort of equipment did they use to cut through the snow so cleanly?
Comment by Don on December 29, 2010 at 10:17am
Honshu, Japan.  56 feet!
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.

 

 

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CuriosityStream, anyone?

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by Pope Beanie Jun 22. 1 Reply

Neanderthals used fire in caves:

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by TJ yesterday. 9 Replies

Pre-Clovis civilization in Florida

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