martes, 28 de septiembre de 2010

Kirsan sostiene que el ajedrez es extraterrestre

El controvertido presidente de la FIDE, el Sr. Kirsan, ha revelado en una entrevista al periódico de habla inglesa The Independent que fue abducido -esto ya se sabía- y que el ajedrez debe tener un origen extraterrestre porque según él apareció simultáneamente en diversas civilizaciones antiguas con reglas muy parecidas. Además hay una extraña coincidencia, según Kirsan, entre el ADN humano y el número de casillas del ajedrez...

El texto en inglés, para quien quiera disfrutarlo, es el siguiente:

Then Mr Ilyumzhinov gets into the theme he is infamous for: extraterrestrials. He has claimed on many occasions that in 1997 he was taken by aliens to a spaceship, where he chatted with them before returning to Earth. You do realise, he asks, that chess is a "cosmic game"? Excavations have shown that chess was played with similar rules, in various continents, centuries ago, he says, adding: "There was no internet before, so how did it get across the world? It means that it was brought from somewhere."

He also insists that there is "some kind of code" in chess, evidence for which he finds in the fact that there are 64 squares on the chessboard and 64 codons in human DNA. He then explains why he believes sweetcorn was brought to Earth by a different civilisation. "I'm not ill. I'm psychologically normal," he says. "I didn't hide it [the contact with aliens] even though I knew that people would laugh at me and say I was crazy. Maybe it was a form of self-sacrifice."

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