Many are puzzled by the story in the Bible (see, Bible) that God created human beings, gave them a rule, and then created another being to tempt them to break the rule. Why create beings and then trick them? Obviously if you know everything you know that if you create a sufficiently simple human, a sufficiently unclear rule, and a sufficiently wiley serpent, the human will break the rule and listen to the serpent. What exactly are you trying to prove? And to whom?
Alan Turing’s Turing test helps clear things up. Yes, 6000 years after initial publication, but good things come to those who wait.
A scientist creates an intelligent being. The scientist is not sure if the being is a human or not. He sets up a test. The intelligent being must trick a human into thinking he is a human. He is up against another human.
The two stories are both have four characters. God, Adam, Eve, Snake in the Bible story, Scientist, Robot, Real Human, Real Human Judge in the Turing test.
God and the Scientist are obviously the same in the two stories.
I leave it as an exercise for the reader to work out the other identifications.
For discussion after class: Is God hoping to learn that Adam and Eve are like him or different from him?