Atheists who love Science!


Atheists who love Science!

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

Started by Radu Andreiu. Last reply by Pope Beanie Dec 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Will we "Humans" evolve backwards?

Started by Sadly 'M' iCantSay. Last reply by Dave G Jun 15, 2013. 42 Replies

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

Started by landofhopeanglory Jan 6, 2011. 0 Replies

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

Started by day vo. Last reply by day vo Nov 12, 2010. 1 Reply

SETI procedures

Started by day vo Nov 12, 2010. 0 Replies

Possible Geoglyphs Spotted in Peru

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Doug Reardon Oct 17, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by Don on October 25, 2010 at 9:40am
I think that such hostility goes well beyond the creationists' aversion to chance--although the idea that the evolution of life is governed by "random" change does seem deeply appalling to them. More unsettling--and more fundamental to their rejection of evolution--is the idea that all forms of animal life are roughly equal in their value as denizens of the planet, the idea that humans are in no way the object of "Creation," that, instead, humans are simply one more fascinating but transitory animal destined to achieve passing dominion over all of the life we know of like the dinosaurs and then to subside into extinction, forever, like 97% of all the life forms that have preceded us.

Christian fundamentalists are convinced that the entire Universe has been created as a sort of frame and context for our perceptions, to provide us with wonder and pleasure and challenges until the end of time. Talk about arrogance. They cannot give up that vision, because it undergirds their entire delusional system of belief. Surrendering that perspective, they think, would mean that life and, indeed, all of the Universe are without meaning and without purpose, which is truly horrifying to anyone who has held strongly to the supreme human-centered myth his entire life.
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 18, 2010 at 1:14pm
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Comment by Sydni Moser on October 15, 2010 at 7:09pm
Doone, that was a terrific video on education. I sent it to a couple of teacher friends. Thanks
Comment by Adrian on October 15, 2010 at 5:32pm
This is the latest YouTube clip from an excellent channel (greenman3610), which focuses on debunking climate change denial and explaining the science behind global warming. It starts with a fun experiment that, with a little ingenuity, you can readily repeat at home with your kids.
Comment by Nathan Hevenstone on October 15, 2010 at 12:28am
Thanks Michel. Graphene is something I'm interested in, oddly enough. Awesome article.
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 14, 2010 at 8:15pm

Comment by Nathan Hevenstone on October 14, 2010 at 2:44pm
Hang on... I just got an email update from this group that Michel Poisson started the following discussion:
"Breakthrough in Developing Super-Material Graphene"

But the discussion's not there. What happened?
Comment by RockyTIJ on October 13, 2010 at 11:08am
New form of uranium discovered

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. - Scientists say a newly discovered form of
uranium could lead to nuclear power plants small enough to
power the family automobile. Researchers at the Los Alamos
National Laboratory have created uranium nitride, a long-
sought molecule that could provide cheaper and safer nuclear
fuel, ABC News reported Monday. Smaller, cheaper and even
portable nuclear power plants could come out of the discov-
ery, researchers say, using uranium nitride as a next gener-
ation nuclear fuel. "Actinide nitrides are candidate nuclear
fuels of the future," Jaqueline Kiplinger, a scientist at
the Los Alamos National Laboratory who led the team of re-
searchers, said. While uranium's radiation can be deadly, the
new molecule contains only depleted uranium. This makes it
relatively harmless from a radiological standpoint and means
it could be used in chemical and industrial applications,
scientists say.

(from Gizmorama)
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 11, 2010 at 9:21am

Earth teems with a staggering variety of animals, including 9,000 kinds of birds, 28,000 types of fish, and more than 350,000 species of beetles alone.

What explains this explosion of living creatures-1.4 million different species discovered so far, with perhaps another 50 million more to go? The source of life’s endless forms was a profound mystery until Charles Darwin’s revolutionary idea of natural selection, which he showed could help explain the gradual development of life on earth.

But Darwin’s radical insights raised as many questions as they answered. What actually drives evolution and turns one species into another? And how did we evolve? On Charles Darwin’s 2009 bicentennial, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, NOVA reveals answers to the riddles that Darwin couldn’t explain.

Stunning breakthroughs in a brand new science-nicknamed evo devo – are linking the enigma of origins to another of nature’s great mysteries, the development of an embryo. To explore this exciting new idea, NOVA takes viewers on a journey from the Galapagos Islands to the Arctic, and from the Cambrian explosion of animal forms half a billion years ago to the research labs of today.

Here scientists are finally beginning to crack nature’s biggest secrets at the genetic level. And, as NOVA shows in this absorbing detective story, the results are confirming the brilliance of Darwin’s insights while exposing clues to life’s breathtaking diversity in ways he could scarcely have imagined.

WATCH the Full Documentary HERE:

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