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

Friday, January 13, 2017

A stupid asshole at Lichess.org wrote "I've found a startling opposition to draws on this site. Whenever I offer a draw in a draw-worthy position, my draw offer is repeatedly declined. Then when my opponent tries to make progress, they inevitably worsen their position and I end up winning. So I want to know, why the opposition to draws?" This was my reply:

"Whenever I offer a draw in a draw-worthy position, my draw offer is repeatedly declined."

The first time your draw offer is declined that means your opponent does not want a draw. When you offer a draw a 2nd time you are distracting your opponent and I call that cheating. When people do this to me they get blocked. Actually they get blocked if they ask for a draw only once. I don't need the distraction when I'm trying to think.

I suggest if you want a draw then try to repeat the position 3 times. If your opponent does not cooperate that means the answer is no. This way you're not distracting your opponent. This is called "being civilized".

I have no tolerance for quitters. If they start a game they should finish it.

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