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Comment author: MichaelDickens  (EA Profile) 25 September 2015 05:49:39AM 0 points [-]

Imagine yourself reading over a cause selection piece from a top poker player vs a lottery winner... which cause selection piece do you anticipate learning something from?

That's actually a really good point. I had been considering that most rational people don't do much good, so you need more than just rationality. But for something like REG where you're drawing in charitable and altruistic people, it's extremely valuable for those people to be as rational as possible.