millicentcordelia asked:

Has anyone picked up on any clues, in Gotham, about Jim Gordon's parents-other than the comments about Jim's dad made by Falcone and Loeb? They both spoke of his father in the past tense, so I assume the man's dead.

Unfortunately, we know very little about Jim’s backstory. His father died in a car accident as a result of a drunk driver. But, what about his mother? Siblings? 



I worry that, especially as the Millennium edges nearer, pseudoscience and superstition will seem year by year more tempting, the siren song of unreason more sonorous and attractive. Where have we heard it before? Whenever our ethnic or national prejudices are aroused, in times of scarcity, during challenges to national self-esteem or nerve, when we agonize about our diminished cosmic place and purpose, or when fanaticism is bubbling up around us - then, habits of thought familiar from ages past reach for the controls. The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles. Darkness gathers. The demons begin to stir.
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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