Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Chess in Parsippany

After my morning class tomorrow I will be leaving for sunny Parsippany, NJ. As every chess fan knows, this is the weekend of the annual U.S. Amateur Team East, the epickest most stupendously wonderful chess tournament of the year. (Only the World Open can give it a run for its money, but in the end it's no contest). The tournament typically attracts well over one thousand players, and I will be one of them. Regular blogging will resume on Monday.


At 1:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck, safe journey, and fill us in when you get back!

At 3:14 PM, Blogger Salvador T. Cordova said...

Dr. Rosenhouse,

There was belated Darwin Day presentation by the JMU Freethinkers a your schoo. It commanded the headlines of the campus Newspaper on Thursday, Februry 17.

I figured something major must have precluded you from taking part in the festivities. Now I know :-).

The Freethinkers offered a birthday cake. About 50 students heard Dr. Kit Murphy's presentation about Darwin. Murphy is a Bio Professor at your school. He was joined by another bio professor.

It's not my policy to be too confrontational in person. During the "free for all" discussion I merely mentioned that several biology majors at your school and neighboring schools don't accept Darwinism.

The meeting was largely friendly and non-confrontational among the students. There were a few anti-Darwinist bio majors in the meeting, but they (I think wisely so) didn't say anything in the presence of their biology professors.



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