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I think this is slightly better than CEA's statement
But I'd still want perhaps to moderate this a bit, if there's a way of doing so while still being clear and concise
"to find out how to do the most good"
... We can only aim to figure out how to do the most good. We will never know with certainty.
"how to do the most good and to act on these findings"
... This seems better than CEA's “as much as possible” which suggests that we must be completely self-sacrificing.
...But still 'the most good' seems a bar too high. Perhaps something like “as much good as possible, to the best of our knowledge, given the amount of our resources we are willing and able to contribute.” ?