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

Saturday, June 3, 2017

What I wrote at Reddit - Chess about assholes who distract their opponent with a draw offer.

"If the position is obviously dead drawn, but for whatever reason my opponent declines a draw offer, what's the etiquette for making another offer? I can't really just offer a draw after every move, right? That would seem disrespectful. So how many moves would you say is an acceptable amount before offering a draw again?"
It's not necessary to offer a draw. Just try to repeat the position 3 times. If your opponent doesn't cooperate the answer is no. If you ask for a draw, which is distracting aka rude, and the answer is no, then do not offer a draw again. If your opponent wants a draw he will repeat the position 3 times or offer a draw. If he doesn't want a draw he won't do these things so don't be a pest.
I never ask for a draw. Threefold repetition is what I use. It's totally wrong to distract the opponent with a draw offer. Distracting the opponent is cheating in my opinion.

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