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Game pigeon decided this was a stalemate after I finally get my opponent under control (pt.2 of my previous post on this sub).

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Grey birds include most pigeons and doves, cranes, storks and herons. Grey birds are often rock-living birds like pigeons or birds that sit on dead tree trunks looking like a broken branch. Water birds like herons often have a pale grey colour which makes it harder for a fish to notice that the bird is standing, looking down for something to catch. Have fun with your friends by playing a collection of excellent two-player games! GamePigeon is an iMessage extension which features following games: 8-Ball Poker Sea Battle Anagrams Gomoku More games are coming very soon! Contact twitter presskit. Blue-gray birds with fanlike head crests, they are the largest of all pigeons—nearly the size of a turkey. The Didunculinae consists of a single species, the tooth-billed pigeon (Didunculus strigirostris), which is native to Samoa. Pigeon racing is a sport involving the release of specially trained racing pigeons, which then return to their homes over a carefully measured distance.

'like playing chess with a pigeon'[note 1] is a figure of speech originating from a comment made in March 2005 on Amazon by Scott D. Weitzenhoffer

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[2] regarding Eugenie Scott's book Evolution vs. Creationism: An introduction:
Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon — it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory.

As such 'debating techniques' are not limited to creationists, the phrase has entered the general Internet lexicon,[3] together with the source quotation, which is sometimes cited as an anonymous 'Internet law'. The reference to creationists is usually replaced with whatever group the user is arguing with.

Andrew Schlafly was similarly described for his contributions to Usenettalk.origins in 2002:[4] 'I tried it for a while, but arguing with Andy is like playing chess with a small child who doesn't know the rules.'

The 2007 cartoon 'King me!' by Rudis Muiznieks[5] uses a similar joke and has achieved some notice in the skepticsphere:[6]

(Above image copyright © 2007, Rudis Muiznieks. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License)

See also[edit]

  • Monkey typewriter theory — with enough pigeons and chess boards, we could find a grand master
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Notes[edit]

  1. Not to be be confused with 'Playing Checkers With Pigeons' appearing in a Sesame Street sketch from 1978.[1]

External links[edit]

Playing Chess With Pigeons - talk.origins veteran Troy Britain's blog

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References[edit]

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82Dkf_UH_aI
  2. http://www.amazon.com/review/R2367M3BJ05M82 - though a commenter there claims that they 'came across it in 2001 attributed to 'anonymous/unknown.'
  3. Obligatory Urban Dictionary entry for 'pigeon chess'
  4. Richard Carnes on talk.origins, March 15, 2002
  5. http://cectic.com/069
  6. http://old.richarddawkins.net/articles/2140-king-me
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