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Khorton's Shortform

Can you elaborate on the criticism? There have been a ton of bad decisions made by all kinds of groups affecting all kinds of other groups who have not been involved in the decision making process. The most charitable argument, I can come up with, is something like this: 

  1. Group X has acted badly in some way.
  2.  EA is sufficiently similar to Group X.
  3.  Sufficiently similar groups are likely to act the same. 

          C: EA is likely to act badly in some way.

So group X needs to be specified and "white people" seems far too general. 

Open and Welcome Thread: February 2021

Thank you for the links. I signed up for the workshop. 

Open and Welcome Thread: February 2021

Hey all!

I'm studying for a bachelor in Philosophy & Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.  I first read Singers Essay "Famine, Affluence and Morality" in school and was impressed with the shallow pond argument.  That was the start of my interest in practical ethics and the EA Movement alligns nicely with most of my views. 

I'm still quiet unsure about my future (apart from wanting to do good) and am currently struggling with procrastination and a missing sense of direction. Conseqently, I'm especially interested in meeting EAs, who are dealing with the same issues.  One idea of dealing with procrastination is a pen pal, so if you're interested, feel free to message me :)

I have been lurking on this forum for a week and you all seem like really nice, level-headed people, who enjoy a good debate, so I'm very happy to join!