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Robert_Wiblin comments on My Cause Selection: Michael Dickens - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Robert_Wiblin 20 September 2015 06:27:56AM 1 point [-]

We have to debate back and forth and figure out this EtG thing properly.

I think Hurford's points about EtG are obviously really wrong. I find it baffling so many people are convinced.

See my comment here: http://effective-altruism.com/ea/mk/peter_hurford_thinks_that_a_large_proportion_of/515.

That smart people who have thought about this can have such different views is worrying.

Comment author: RyanCarey 24 September 2015 09:07:13PM 3 points [-]

Since it's so sensitive to what "from a good university" or "altruistically motivated" mean, it would make more sense to argue over a few hypothetical marginal case studies.

Comment author: MichaelDickens  (EA Profile) 24 September 2015 05:34:15PM 1 point [-]

That smart people who have thought about this can have such different views is worrying.

I'm not too worried about this; it's just a hard problem. That means we should perhaps invest more into solving it.