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Humanist Archives: March 20, 2019, 6:51 a.m. Humanist 32.565 - board-game metaphors?

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        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!

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

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