"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Thursday, February 2, 2017
What I wrote at Lichess.org on February 2, 2017.
I love "Learn from your mistakes" because it forces me to think and it's easy and fun to use. Everything else about lichess's totally free computer analysis is equally fantastic. I could spend all day writing about the numerous other features I like about lichess. If all other chess playing websites disappeared I wouldn't notice and I wouldn't care. I think most people would agree this is the best place to play chess.
I just tried "Practice with the computer". Wow. Easy to use. It also forces me to think and I can ask for all the help I want, first what piece should be moved, and if I want where it should be moved to. This is as good as or better than "Learn from your mistakes" and I will probably use it everyday.
It took a tremendous amount of hard work to create this wonderful place. I suggest the best way to say thank you is help pay the bills by being a patron which like everything else at lichess is easy to do. The choices are $5 or $10 or $20 or $50 or any amount you want, for example $1,000 a month. If you can only afford $5 a month that's a lot better than nothing. The advantages include a fancy thing on your profile and when you drop dead you will have a magical 2nd life in a magical paradise. The nice thing is everyone is equal here whether or not they help pay the bills. https://en.lichess.org/patron/...