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Ken Gorman

Updated: Thu, 1 May 2014 10:39 am

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Biography

Hons. B.A. French & Russian, 1956, Manchester Univ. Retired teacher. Organised Lancashire Junior Chess, 1987-98 (voluntary job). Took 23 junior chess players (and 5 adults) to Leningrad, 1990. Peace movement activist. Had 9 articles published opposing Iraq war, in Blackpool Evening Gazette, 2003. Chess player/tennis player. Sold chess computers and chess equipment as Doska Chess Supplies, from 1978.

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Before humans, with God all alone, He thought: 'Great leap into the unknown, But of chimps I need a superior strain - I'll give them a much more efficient brain, In which the traits of reverence and compliance are sown.' But to God's unbounded dismay, He found some killer humans led the others astray. And with various forms of religion and race Among the seven billion, and growing apace, A tweak of genes was needed – not possible for many a day. He has assured me that in centuries hence, Humans will have politicians with some sense, Everyone with high IQs and learning with ease, Ensuring jobs for all, and preventing war, famine and disease. So do sympathise with God – His task is so immense! Ken Gorman, May, 2012

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 9th May 2014 13:16

I still use the BDA Email address, but I'm in Manchester now. Pacheco is a well-known Bermuda name, but I do not know the lady.

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Graham Sherwood

Thu 1st May 2014 10:23

Hello Ken

Welcome to Write Out Loud.

We're really looking forward to reading some of your work. I know that you will be warmly welcomed by fellow WOL-ers on the site.
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Graham Sherwood

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