Stafford Gordon

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    He departs from most things he’s said because he can’t remember his last lie.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    The headline contains the words Trump and evidence; something’s amiss there surely!

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Macron’s open invitation to American scientists to go and work in France is a welcome, smart and encouraging start to his term in office; if the present incumbent in America is intent on encumbering scientific progress in his country then he deserves to lose his scientists. This wave of cheap and nasty anti-intellectual populist nonsense is…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’ve searched in vain to discover what the letters GOP stand for, can anyone help me, please?

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    Let battle commence.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    What’s all this about “evidence”? You’ll be lucky! We all know what’s the first casualty of war. No one knows what’s going on, particularly not Trumpty Dumpty. Oh, how I long for him to fall off his stupid wall.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    In answer to the question, yes indeed.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    cbrown @ # 9

    The Earth’s population has indeed approximately doubled in the last seventy or so years and that increase undoubtedly contributes to the amount of fossil fuels being burnt now, but although that burning is a corollary of population growth, it’s the amount of CO2 which causes warming, not the number of people, the same number of…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    There are certain simple incontrovertible easy to comprehend aspects of global warming, which if yours truly can grasp anyone can if, that is, they’re willing to heed unwelcome news.

    Volcanoes are a natural source of CO2, and it’s known how much they produce annually, about 200 million tons, but the total amount occurring each year is in excess…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’m in the process re-reading the 30th-anniversary edition of The Selfish Gene, which is meticulously updated.

    I’ve just finished reading The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Droidge; it has endorsements from Oliver Sacks and V S Ramachandran, which speaks volumes.

    I’ve been away for a while, and it’s nice to be back, so, happy new year everyone.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    How can someone who’s been rendered irrational by religious indoctrination ratiocinate?

    Perhaps one accidental result of religions is that they deaden the reasoning portions of the brain and nourish its creative and imaginative faculties, somewhat like an addictive substance.

    That might go some way to explaining why so many brilliant people…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    When the fighting has abated the reconstruction will commence.

    That could be quite some time, since fundamentally, these are religious wars, and they never completely end!

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Ben Jackson @ # 5.

    “Pretty sure the same sentiments were expressed by parents about rock’n’roll once upon a time.”

    Yup! The only difference being that it had musical content.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    I feel a certain amount of sympathy for people like the Odgaards.

    But of course, if they hadn’t impinged on the happiness of others by imposing their beliefs on them they wouldn’t be so unhappy themselves now.

    “Religion poisons everything.”.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    The first prerequisite of a sales person aspiring politician or con-artist is to know what their target group wants to hear.

    Trump is a vote junkie who will spout whatever any given audience has gathered to hear him say.

    But he appears not to understand that it’s all on record; the other night Clinton was quoting him and he was asking her where…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Thanks for the clarifications, crookedshoes.

    I entirely agree that people should be at liberty to believe whatever they choose just as long as they don’t impose their notions on others and are prepared to face the consequences of any harm they may inflict if they do so; I’m thinking primarily of harm to children brought about by intimidation and…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Crookedshoes @# 1.

    “I’d love it considered gauche to publicly express views on the topic in either direction.”

    I already think it is, and intrusive and boring for most people too, unless the exchange is with a like-minded individual, which limits the value the discussion somewhat.

    I personally lack the patience to spend my time arguing about r…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    PeacePecan @ # 18.

    He is indeed full to the brim with the stuff, so what emerges from top-front is indistinguishable from what comes out of bottom-rear.

    I always endeavour to avoid the ad hominem, but no one is perfect.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Is he promising E Pluribus Unum, or E Pluribus Anus?

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    I think such restrictions on free expression are precisely what the latest bullies on the block, the Jihadists, want, and we’re doing their dirty work for them.

    I also think that choosing to subject ideas to open scrutiny shows courage of conviction.

    So, why pray, hide your prophets away? I would have thought that if they have veracity you’d be…[Read more]

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