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FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What I wrote at Lichess.org

Some suggestions I have for chess players:

These are just my opinions. Some people might disagree. Fine with me.

When you want to give up then resign instead of abandoning the game.

Wait until it's your turn to move before resigning.

Do not resign too soon. Make your opponent earn it. He or she could make a mistake and you could get a draw or win it. Too many people are quitters.

If an opponent would rather be checkmated instead of resigning that's perfectly OK and it's wrong to complain about it. I look at it as an opportunity to practice winning as fast as possible.

It's wrong to ask for a draw if you're behind in material or you have an inferior position. You are only annoying your opponent who is trying to think.

I suggest it's often wrong to ask for a draw because it's distracting. I prefer to try to repeat the position 3 times. If my opponent doesn't cooperate then the answer is no.

If your opponent played brilliantly to win the game it's nice to write in the chat room "Well done".

I consider my opponent who I'm trying to kill to be my friend who shares my love for chess and this fantastic website.

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