If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
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

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A comment I wrote at the New York Times about the 2016 World Chess Championship.

I have much respect for Mr. Karjakin. At one point despite the odds he was winning the match. Now he has to go home to a very disappointed Russia where chess is equal to American baseball. But he deserves congratulations for making Mr. Carlsen earn it.

A nice thing about chess is every chess player is your friend no matter country they live in. Thanks to the internet my living room is an international chess club. I play against Russians and Iranians and once with a North Korean. We are all friends.

I didn't put this in the comment but this is the very interesting last game which ended with a queen sacrifice: https://en.lichess.org/vsSu15yZ#0

This is the chess puzzle from the last game: https://en.lichess.org/training/102787

This is the New York Times article which has more than 100 comments: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/nyregion/magnus-carlsen-defends-title-in-world-chess-championship.html

This is the Wall Street Journal article which so far has only 6 comments including 2 comments from me: http://www.wsj.com/articles/carlsen-defeats-karjakin-to-retain-world-chess-title-1480561472

Excellent article from Lichess.org about the entire 2016 World Chess Championship

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