i know exactly where we get those damn numbers from, cole, and so do you: from a dark room somewhere where they hurt people badly. and the reason we don’t ask where research gets its numbers from is because research is never wrong.
i don’t think that anyone is worth more than anyone else. chess is just a game. real people aren’t pieces. you can’t assign more value to some of them than others. not to me, not to anyone. people are not a thing that you can sacrifice. the lesson is that anyone who looks on to the world as if it was a game of chess deserves to lose.