[Turing] Comment Policy Reminder


I left comments open on the ‘Atheist’ answers for the Ideological Turing Test because I thought blog readers might want to discuss the merits of the arguments presented.

I DON’T want the threads being used to discuss your guess for the writer’s true beliefs or the ‘tells’ you’ve spotted.  That’s what the ballots are for.

Picking apart the logic of a post is fine, talking about what you find compelling is fine, but DON’T link it back to your conclusions about the authorship of the post.  We’ve got fifteen interesting writers, at least some of whom are sincerely presenting their beliefs, and I’d like you to use the comment threads as you do when I post — as a chance to analyze and criticize the ideas presented.

I haven’t been deleting offending comments because there’s been a surge of traffic and I knew everyone might not be looking back to the rules.  But other readers are complaining about prejudicial effect, so, starting now with the ‘Christian’ answers, I’m going to be more of an enforcer and I’ll be linking to this post early in each comment thread, so people know the rules.

About Leah Libresco

Leah Anthony Libresco graduated from Yale in 2011 and lives in Washington DC. She works as a news writer for FiveThirtyEight by day, and by night writes for Patheos about theology, philosophy, and math at www.patheos.com/blogs/unequallyyoked. She was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012."