DavidMoss comments on Oxford Prioritisation Project Review - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: DavidMoss 13 October 2017 01:17:08AM 5 points [-]

Instead, participants strongly preferred to continue researching the area they already knew and cared most about, even as other participants were doing the same thing with a different area.

This is one of the things I fear is most likely to fundamentally undermine EA in the long term: people prefer to discuss and associate with people who share their assumptions, concrete concerns and detailed cause-specific knowledge and EA functionally splits into 3+ movement areas who never speak with each other and don't understand each other's arguments, and cause neutrality essentially stops being a thing. Notably, I think this has already happened to a significant extent.