…my favorite atheist, asks for help with her Ideological Turing Test:
I’ve got all the Christian Round answers up and now I need Christians to judge them! Last year, you were a big help recruiting participants. Here’s the precis of how this works:
In a normal Turing Test, people try and write a computer program that sounds so much like a human that people can’t tell it’s a computer. In an Ideological Turing Test, people try to imitate their ideological opponents well enough to pass for them. A lot of religious arguments get bogged down because we’re just making fun of a strawman, not our opponents true beliefs. The ideological Turing Test is a nice way to check how well you understand the people you disagree with.
In round one atheists gave honest answers to a set of prompts, and Christians tried to answer as an atheist would. Atheists read the entries and tried to spot the fakes. Now I need Christian voters to read the second round of entries , where Christians are sincere and atheists are shamming. Can you pick out the imitators?
If you love productive fights or large sample sizes, please help me out!
Leah: You’re on. Three comments.
Me: I’m thinking somewhere in the range of five to 10 comments. I’ll pick seven.
What are the stakes?