virus: Turing's test

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Tue, 04 Feb 1997 01:59:10 -0800

Dan Plante wrote:
>Richard, I still can't bring myself to beleive you're not yanking my
>chain. Maybe you're doing imperical measurements on the acceptance
>threshold of an "internally inconsistent idea set" meme in a selected
>Net population ...?

I have a similar impression.
Richard claims he invited David R. here...
Their "fight" is so well designed...

I suspect it is Richard talking to himself and playing two different roles.
Quite a nice experiment with the reactions of the group. Will they be
scared to think rationally when the Guru is being attacked? Who will dare?
(Tad..., thanks Richard for the three dots). Testing how much crap he can
put on us (with only Dan noticing so far...).

I love the whole experiment. It's like the Turing test -- except we know we
are humans (how do we know, BTW?). The question is: who is real and who is
fake. Even more: who is a real fake? (Richard...?)

Where were we?... Ayn Rand was a genius. Do we want to use the wisdom and
apply it in our own life or we just want to pretend we are happy following
some idiot.

Good job, Richard!

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159