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John_Maxwell_IV comments on Oxford Prioritisation Project Review - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 13 October 2017 01:19:27AM *  2 points [-]

Regarding “direct benefits for people who would learn from reading” our research: this is very difficult to evaluate, but our tentative feeling was that this was lower than we expected. We received less direct engagement with our research on the EA forum than we expected, and we believe few people read our models. Indirectly, the models were referenced in some newsletters (for example MIRI’s). However, since our writings will remain online, there may be a small but long-lasting trickle of benefits into the future, from people coming across our models.

Facetious interpretation: "Effective Altruism found to have a weak culture of intellectual discourse. Conclusion: Deprioritize intellectual discourse."