Welcome 2014 with a cup of coffee!

New year, new semester! For all you students out there, the struggle has begun with new courses, professors, and last but not least – assignments and midterms. Just indulge yourself in your favourite coffee to get through the day. Just … Continued

Executive Members Wanted

We are happy to announce that the MFA is looking for a number of executive members. As an executive member, you would be responsible for planning, organizing, and promoting freethought events around campus, and being actively involved in the freethought … Continued

Stark’s atheist views break political taboo

Rep. Pete Stark of Fremont might have crossed what some are calling “one of the last frontiers” in politics when he delighted atheists this week by acknowledging that he does not believe in a supreme being. Just a generation ago, … Continued

Renowned Cosmologist Draws Sold-Out Crowd

Last night, nearly 3,000 people received a mini lesson on the origin of the universe from perhaps the world’s most famous cosmologist, Stephen Hawking. Hawking spoke to a packed audience in Zellerbach Hall about how Albert Einstein’s general theory of … Continued

Religion Does More Harm Than Good – Poll

 More people in Britain think religion causes harm than believe it does good, according to a Guardian/ICM poll published today. It shows that an overwhelming majority see religion as a cause of division and tension – greatly outnumbering the smaller … Continued

YouTube Banned in Turkey

ISTANBUL — A Turkish court ordered access to YouTube’s Web site blocked on Wednesday, after a prosecutor recommended the ban because of videos allegedly insulting the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Paul Doany, head of Turk Telekom, Turkey’s … Continued

Professor says science and religion can coexist

POPLAR RIDGE – Some people in today’s society share the belief that science and religion can never truly agree. But Dr. Christina Wahl, biology professor at Wells College in Aurora, said the two can coexist quite peacefully. Read more here