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Anthony Levandowski has founded an AI religion
In September 2015, the multi-millionaire engineer at the heart of the patent and trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company, founded a religious organization called Way of the Future. Its purpose, according to previously unreported state filings, is nothing less than to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence.”


this article is full of bananas.
google  crazy  uber  waymo  self-driving-cars  cars  religion  way-of-the-future  ai  god 
19 days ago by jm
WWN’S Guide To Abortion In Ireland
"Why are you still reading this? Go to England!"

funny because it's (horribly) true.
abortion  ireland  politics  women  rights  wwn  england  ovaries  rosaries  religion 
august 2014 by jm
A network of ‘homes’, where children’s happiness was relentlessly destroyed
Stories of this sort will tumble out to the inquiry over the next 18 months, making it plain that the network of “homes” where children’s happiness had relentlessly, deliberately, systematically been destroyed, this archipelago of Catholic evil, had covered the entire island. These things should be kept in mind when next we hear it said that the social ills of today can be explained by reference to loss of faith in the traditional institutions of moral authority. This is the reverse of the truth and an insult to the victims of an unforgiveable sin.
horror  care-homes  politics  catholicism  religion  ireland  derry  church  abuse  children 
january 2014 by jm
Caught with our Pantis down
The views expressed by [the Iona Institute] – especially in relation to gay people – are very much at odds with the liberal secular society that Ireland has become. Indeed, Rory O’Neill suggested that the only time he experiences homophobia is online or at the hands of Iona and Waters.

When they’re done with that, they can ask why Iona is given so much room in the media. In any other country in the world, an organisation as litigious as Iona would never be asked to participate in anything.
homophobia  ireland  john-waters  iona-institute  politics  catholicism  religion  libel  defamation  rte  the-irish-times 
january 2014 by jm
Savita Halappanavar’s inquest: the three questions that must be answered | Dr. Jen Gunter
A professional OB/GYN analyses the horrors coming to light in the Savita inquest. Here's one particular gem:
Fetal survival with ruptured membranes at 17 weeks is 0%, this is from prospective study. [...but] “real and substantial risk” to the woman’s life is what is required by the Irish constitution to terminate a pregnancy, *whether or not the foetus is viable*.


So the foetus had 0% chance of survival -- but still termination was not considered an option. Bloody hell.
religion  ireland  savita  horrors  malpractice  galway  guh  hospitals  hse  health  inquest  abortion  pro-choice  pregnancy 
april 2013 by jm
Why we should expel the Vatican’s Ambassador, the Papal Nuncio
'In 2011, we have a new Government, who have stopped making excuses for the Vatican State. The Facebook campaign now has over 5,000 members, who continue to send emails and letters to their TDs and to the Minister for Foreign Affairs expressing the clear message that we want action. Enda Kenny said yesterday that the Vatican downplayed the rape and torture of Irish children to to uphold instead the primacy of the institution, its power, standing and ‘reputation’. We should expel the Vatican’s Papal Nuncio and send the message that they have destroyed the very things they prized the most.'
vatican  papal-nuncio  religion  catholicism  politics  diplomacy  ireland  child-abuse  cloyne-report 
july 2011 by jm
Our 256,000 (and counting) atheists, agnostics, humanists and non-religious - The Irish Times
"The ‘non-religious’ are the largest group in the State after Catholics, according to the [2006] census." Doubtless higher in this year's, too...
humanism  atheism  religion  census  ireland 
june 2011 by jm
Atheist Ireland Publishes 25 Blasphemous Quotes
in protest against the Fianna Fail religious right's ludicrous new blasphemy law
blasphemy  ireland  law  legal  censorship  democracy  atheism  religion  quotes  from delicious
january 2010 by jm
Spiritual search turns into a stampede as impatient lose faith in double visionaries - The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 02, 2009
hilarious article on the BVM-witnessing hysterics in Knock. 'if you looked hard enough, you could indeed discern a face in the play of light and shadows. When I squinted a certain way, I thought I could make out Bruce Forsyth.'
mayo  religion  hysteria  funny  bruce-forsyth  bvm  fortean  from delicious
november 2009 by jm

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