This is a difficult subject to discuss, especially as an atheist male. I will never be forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy, but neither do I recognise the sanctity-of-life argument as iterated by the religious anti-abortion movement. On one hand, I can't really feel what people who are really invested in this argument might be … Continue reading Abortion: Why Ireland should vote to repeal the 8th Amendment next week.
ORIGINALLY ON: http://libel.iflry.com/2018/01/london-based-eu-agencies-to-relocate-to-paris-and-amsterdam/ One of the many implications of Brexit is that, before the UK leaves the union, the headquarters of EU regulatory bodies that are currently based in Britain will have to relocate to a remaining country. Organisation like the European Banking Authority (EBA), previously headquartered in Canary Wharf, have been the focus of bids … Continue reading LONDON BASED EU AGENCIES TO RELOCATE
ORIGINALLY ON: http://libel.iflry.com/2018/01/trumps-terrifying-twitter-taunts/ Some people hate twitter. Some people use it nearly every day. American President Donald Trump, who is inarguably an avid twitter user, uses this platform more than any other national leader in history. He uses it to announce government policy, share his views and argue with his critics. It is not by … Continue reading TRUMP’S TERRIFYING TWITTER TAUNTS
In November of 2017, the first international Flat Earth conference was organised in Raleigh, North Carolina. Its organisers had been building up to an event such as this for years, and for many of the “intellectual leaders” of this community it was their first real chance to meet in person. The sense of relief at … Continue reading TACKLING THE MODERN FLAT EARTH REVIVAL
In the last 10 years discussions around the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – the precursor to AIDS - have become somewhat more muted. LGBT action groups no longer focus as many resources on the disease, and the only times the subject seems to come up these days in the mainstream press is when a … Continue reading NEARLY FORGOTTEN: (RE)PUSHING THE DISCUSSION ON HIV
While most people today would go into remission if they didn’t have their phones, it’s also true that few people are concerned with the ethics involved in their manufacture and lifecycle. It’s generally accepted that the manufacturers of the most popular phones today are not exactly socially responsible. Under allegations of human rights violations up … Continue reading ETHICS ON THE MOVE: FAIRPHONE 2
Should we be worried about a war against machines or will cyborgs make this irrelevant?
With much of what was promised in the 20th century still in the realm of Science fiction, here's a look at a major hurdle: Energy.