Saturday, July 16, 2011

Brother, Can You Lend A Hand?

Leah of Unequally Yoked is looking for more Christian participants for her ongoing Ideological Turing Test. The experiment is designed "to challenge participants to see if they understand the side they oppose or if they're just going after straw men."

She says,
To that end, a slate of 15 Christian and atheist participants wrote answers to questions intended for Christians. The Christians answered honestly and the atheists tried to answer as they thought a Christian would. Now, it's up to reader to guess who was sincere and who was shamming. Last week, I ran this experiment the other way, with Christians trying to pass as atheists. (There's a slightly more involved explanation here.)

The link to the survey is up here.

She'll reveal the answers by Wednesday so everyone can see how well both sides do at knowing what the other side actually thinks! Plus: nerdy data analysis and visualization!

This is a really good opportunity for growth of understanding of both sides, and I really encourage y'all to check it out!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this; really interesting stuff!