Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I sometimes wonder what civilization would be like if the smartest people in the world (e.g. Vladimir Kramnik & Alexei Shirov) dedicated themselves to natural philosophy instead of theoretical entertainment.
Chess is a game about considering all possibilities and all options. Science on the other hand is about censoring all possibilities and all options.
I guess it's pretty obvious why all the geniuses would rather play chess than work in a lab.