Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 565. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-03-20 06:35:06+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: board-game metaphors? Again some help, if you would. I am looking for metaphorical references to board games by physical scientists used in order to communicate cosmological ideas. Perhaps the best example is Richard Feynman's, in the second of his elementary lectures at Caltech on physics, in which he referred to a game of chess played by the gods (in another version, Martians), only partially visible to science. Then, as you may know, there's Albert Einstein's statement that God does not play dice with the universe, countered by Stephen Hawking, who more than once declared the God is an inveterate gambler. I am also keenly interested in references to board games by computer scientists, esp those in AI. The cosmological nature of some ancient board games is well known. It's the reverse that I'm particularly interested in. All suggestions and pointers will be very welcome! Yours, WM -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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