We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.

Location: Oxford University, England
Members: 4164
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

The portrait is Charles Darwin, age 31, in 1840

We welcome comments and the opening up of new discussions in this busy group. So join us if you are not already in the group.

N.B. At the end of every discussion page is a box that you can tick if you want to be notified by e-mail about the arrival of fresh comments.

Discussion Forum


Started by Dr. Terence Meaden. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 1 hour ago. 105 Replies

The earliest starlight of the young Universe

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden. Last reply by Jim Pigeon Mar 21. 23 Replies

Your opinion please

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 18. 11 Replies

The Probability Of Being

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Mar 17. 6 Replies

Secular Humanism in a destabilizing society

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 16, 2017. 0 Replies

Drinking Coffee Associated with Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Christopher Lowe Sep 14, 2016. 2 Replies

Neanderthals, Denisovans and ancestor X

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 7, 2016. 3 Replies

The evolution of work

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 12, 2016. 61 Replies

Has man evolved?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by John Elder Jun 18, 2016. 5 Replies

Living Relatives of Leonardo da Vinci have been Found

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 18, 2016. 6 Replies

Johns Hopkins Receives $125,000,000 to Fight Cancer

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Apr 1, 2016. 2 Replies

A new theory explaining the origins of life?

Started by Donald L. Engel. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Mar 31, 2016. 5 Replies

Map of Archaic Ancestry

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Joseph P Mar 29, 2016. 5 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN to add comments!

Comment by Plinius on October 5, 2015 at 12:44am

Priest must have a sick personality...

Comment by James Megonigal on October 5, 2015 at 12:16am

Thought this was interesting example of betrayal of trust.

Priest arrested after pointing weapon at young Cowboys fan

Comment by Hex5 on August 6, 2015 at 3:45am
Check out a website called evil i assure you there is nothing evil about it its about the regular bible so i guess it is kinda evil, but its a very interesting site full of lovely articals i found myself thumbing through it for hours. Well maybe a hour but still it was a hour i deeply enjoyed its very informative and is perfect to use in your next debate with a christian
Comment by Lemual Poot on July 9, 2015 at 8:33pm

Great story about Gough's Cave.  So the Brits used to eat each other eh?  "Waste not want not."  Must have tasted bitter.  The French were probably more sour than anything else.  The Spanish were probably the tastiest of the lot.

Comment by Lemual Poot on July 9, 2015 at 7:57pm

My favorite bible story is the steaming hot mini-porn starring Lot and his two horny daughters.  I always wondered, "Just how much wine did they bring with them to that cave anyhow?"  Did a Mogen David truck deliver there or something? 

On top of that, just how much wine do you have to drink in order to have sex with your daughters, and not even know about it?  We're not talking about Everclear here or even Jack Daniels.  The only stuff they had back then was close to the grape, foot pressed, and with a vintage of last Tuesday or so.

 Let's see now, they run away from a nuclear disaster.  Their mother gets turned into a condiment on the way.  They finally find a cave big enough to hide in and the only thing the girls are worried about is getting it on with daddy?  Kinda makes me wonder about that whole yarn he spun a little earlier in the tale, "My daughters are pure and have never known a man..."  

Right!  Buy that one and there’s some Florida swampland I‘m sure you’ll be interested in. 

Comment by Gerald Payne on May 18, 2015 at 6:10am

'More proof that ancient Britons had cannibalistic habits'

Many ancient human remains, aged at about 15,000 years old, have been unearthed over the years from Gough’s Cave. These bones have been studied and research has been published, including a paper in 2011 in which Museum scientists revealed that the earliest known examples of human skull-cups were made in the UK. Today, new research shows more cannibalistic evidence, including human tooth marks on many of the human bones. The research points to the existence of a sophisticated culture of butchering and carving of human remains, the team says. ‘We’ve identified a far greater degree of human modification than recorded in earlier research,’ said Dr Silvia Bello, from the Natural History Museum’s Department of Earth Sciences, and lead researcher. ‘We’ve found undoubting evidence for defleshing, disarticulation, human chewing, crushing of spongy bone, and the cracking of bones to extract marrow.’ - See more at:

I think the discovery at Gough's cave of fully matured small wolf skeletons was first Known domestication of 'dogs'.

Comment by Gerald Payne on May 13, 2015 at 3:51pm

Nice one Idaho.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 12, 2015 at 2:25pm

Comment by Jennifer Checki on April 27, 2015 at 2:28pm

This group is a refreshing burst of civilization!

Comment by Joseph P on April 19, 2015 at 8:49am

It's turtles all the way down.


Members (4161)




Update Your Membership :




Nexus on Social Media:


© 2018   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service