He's as smart as they come at science and math, but politically he's a conventional liberal and he's a relatively poor chessplayer. (I live nearby and know this stuff....)
...politically he's a conventional liberal and he's a relatively poor chessplayer.
Not surprising. He's unwilling to spend his limited time thinking about politics or how to beat opponents in a board game. Fortunately for him (and for us, too), he lives in a society that allows him to do what he does better than almost everybody elsethink about physics and mathematics.