kbog comments on Why & How to Make Progress on Diversity & Inclusion in EA - Effective Altruism Forum

You are viewing a comment permalink. View the original post to see all comments and the full post content.

Comments (229)

You are viewing a single comment's thread. Show more comments above.

Comment author: kbog  (EA Profile) 27 October 2017 08:57:15AM *  4 points [-]

The reason that we don't blindly follow credentials is not that we think that we're better than everyone else. It's because we're the first to approach new kinds of problems which haven't been addressed before with a rigorous, interdisciplinary framework. When you have those goals and ingredients, new people can make progress just as well as traditional experts can.