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1 Google is being sensitive on Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:25 pm

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My son sent this to me and I thought I'd post it for you to check out.

Google is being sensitive

Category: Weirdness
Posted on: January 5, 2010 1:42 PM, by PZ Myers

This is weird: if you go to the Google page and start typing in search phrases, it helpfully tries to offer suggests…sometimes. There are some odd restrictions going on behind the scenes.

In the search field type "Christianity is" and you will see recommendations of "bullsh*t, not a religion, a lie, false, a cult, wrong, fake, dying, Jewish, and not a religion t-shirt."

In the search field type "Hinduism is" and you will see recommendations of "monotheistic, false, polytheistic, the majority religion of, the oldest religion, not a religion, fake, most commonly found, characterized by, and wrong."

In the search field type "Buddhism is" and you will see recommendations of "not a religion, wrong, not what you think, bullsh*t, polytheistic, a religion, false, based on what concepts, the best religion, and atheism."

In the search field type "Judaism is" and you will see recommendations of "false, not a race, not a religion, a race, a religion of the book, not Jewish, a gutter religion, monotheistic, a cult, and a religion."

Try typing "Atheism is" and you will see recommendations of "a religion, dead, not a religion, wrong, the new fundamentalism, growing, a non-prophet organization, so senseless, illogical, a religion supreme court." Clearly they are not holding back on the Atheists.

Now, let's try Islam. Type in "Islam is" and you will see...

Absolutely nothing. That's correct. Google makes no recommendations based on searches of "Islam Is."

Why is Google blocking search recommendations for "Islam is?"

Good question.

Here is the whole link in case you are interested:

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/01/google_is_being_sensitive.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogs%2Fpharyngula+%28Pharyngula%29


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2 Re: Google is being sensitive on Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:01 pm

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Interesting. I started typing those names and got the same response.... Hmmmmmmmmm

Just for giggles I typed in "Democrats are" and the 1st response was "socialists"

I typed in "Republicans are" and the 1st response was "ignorant"... LOL....

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