Excellent post, on both counts, and something I'd like to see you, in particular, expand upon, at your leisure and on inspiration, of course.
The other part I find interesting is how infrequently this experiment has come up in conversation here and on the last forum. What I mean to say is that the implications of this set of experiments are dripping with relevance to our situation as atheists, in at least two very important ways, as you noted, and yet, they were only mentioned in two threads of over 22,000 at the old forum, and not once here. Compare that with Pascal's Wager, which was mentioned in almost 500 threads on the old forum. Of course, it wasn't always longtime forum members bringing it up and there's certainly a lot of theists that started those conversations with that argument. However, I do think it reflects a LOT of focus on jawboning some abstract logical argumentation while we ignore the things WE could and should be talking about, as atheists. Two times, and both were in passing and both were brought up by member "Incarnadine". And even here now, you and I, here by ourselves. I think it provides a very interesting window into our mentality and our focus and not a particularly pleasant or satisfactory one, to my mind.