In defence of a fine young woman

I answer questions on Quora, though sometimes I don’t know why I bother. A current fashion there is to attack Greta Thunberg. After all, it would be SO UNCOMFORTABLE and INCONVENIENT if she were right!

Please read my answer to the latest leading question. Before writing it, I made sure to downvote all the idiots.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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5 Responses to In defence of a fine young woman

  1. By the way, if you have been wondering about or noticing the scant presence of SoundEagle, then please kindly be informed that until quite recently, being in blogosphere is a sheer luxury due to the daily demands of filial piety and caring duties, as explicated in the post lovingly crafted and published as a special eulogy entitled “Khai & Khim: For Always and Beyond Goodbye”, published at

    Eulogy seems to be a kind of writing that is not something that one can practise getting better. Regardless, I would appreciate some feedback at the comment section of the eulogy, if you can put on your writer’s hat and give me some useful pointers, considering that I would like the eulogy to be the best tribute that I can possibly make. Thank you in anticipation.


  2. Hi Dr Bob Rich,

    Unfortunately, there are plenty of such people around. For example, I stuck with a very conservative blogger who happens to be an atheist, and who calls herself a lady of reason, thinking that she might eventually use her “reason” to cure herself, but when she recently published the post entitled “Dear Greta Thunberg and Others Like Her” reeked with the kind of sentiments and claims that staunch climate change deniers have vociferously promulgated, I felt that her mind has been too terminally poisoned to ever be in a state or position to turn over a new leaf or to till her weed-infested garden, which she has long mistakenly believe to be lush and well-cultivated, so to speak.

    That said post of hers is at


    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Thank you, Sound Eagle (love the name!).
      It is far more comfortable to convince yourself that the messenger has something wrong with her than to listen to the message.

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      I started reading, but have seen lots of crap like that. I didn’t need to go past the first few paragraphs. She is either unaware of the science, or makes very sure she doesn’t know the science, or of course both.
      There is no point arguing with such people. If a hurricane blew her house away, or a wildfire burnt it down, or her town ran out of water, well, such things have happened for ever, can’t be climate change…

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      • Hello Dr Bob Rich,

        Given the escalating social problems and ongoing environmental crises on Earth, it would be easy for those like us to imagine that we could be citizens in the kind of morally and technologically advanced societies portrayed in Star Trek. Unfortunately, we were born several centuries too early. Sometimes one might indeed feel that it would be very nice to join Roy Neary in the movie “Close Encounter of the Third Kind” and to leave the Earth for good so as to achieve or awaken interstellar or (inter)galactic Spiritual Revolutionaries!

        I look forward to your reading and commenting on my said eulogy soon. The post is very extensive and will require some time to load. It is best viewed on the large screen of a desktop or laptop.


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