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It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Kevin  Whyte. Relativistic Chess. Squares attacked by the opponent are considered not to exist. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2012-07-24 UTC
Again, I agree with Jeremy. I deny the existence of different virtual planes. Einstein's theory of relativity is not as weird as this. It is about differences in perceived passages of time, not in perceived outcomes. If one twin travels from the earth near the speed of light for what seems to him a short time, then returns at the same speed, he will find that his earth-bound twin has aged much more than he has. Both twins will agree that time has passed at different rates for each twin, resulting in different physical ages for each. Neither will have a virtual perspective from which his twin is still his own age. If one twin does imagine his twin as the same age as himself, it will be from delusion, not from relativity. Likewise, if one player takes the perspective that his King is not in check, it will not change the reality that it is in check. Different perspectives on reality are not equally valid. When one is true, other conflicting perspectives are false.