I think Da Vinci's Studies of the Fetus in the Womb are also quite beautiful and apparently (one of) the first drawings of a fetus' positioned accurately.
I stumbled on this flow chart from 2015 about how different value and empirical judgements might change what cause areas we'd want to work on and with which methods:http://globalprioritiesproject.org/2015/09/flowhart/It's a bit date by now. But I think an updated version of this could be very valuable for newcomers to EA.
For many non-native speakers having a conversation in English is quite cognitively demanding – especially when talking about intellectual topics they just learned about. Even reasonably proficient speakers often struggle to express themselves as clearly as they could in their native language, there is a trade-off between fluent speech and optimal word choice/sentence construction. If given 2x more time, or the chance to write down their thoughts, they would possibly not misuse the jargon to the same degree.Many people get excited about EA when they first h... (read more)
Thank you so much for this tool, it looks very valuable! A small problem I get at the moment: If I choose any location, it gives me "Unknown field names: remote opportunity?. Please ensure that the field exists and is not incorrectly mapped."
If that was the main constraint, then why limit this opportunity to 17 focus universities – 16 of which are in the UK or US? Of course, some qualified candidates might be willing to move but others may be unable or unwilling to do so.
I'd like to be able to search the "80000 hours" and the "Effective Altruism" LinkedIn groups for members from my city. The group member lists are only searchable for names.I think it could be a good way to contact local EA-aligned people who aren't on our radar. Is there any workaround for doing this?
Very useful! It's only free for the first 12 months though. After that, it's $16 for every million characters.How far would one be allowed to spread those audiobooks before running into legal troubles? If the books are in public domain, would Amazon hold some copyright on the audio version?
(Repost from Shortform because I didn't get an answer. Hope that's ok.)The "Personal Blogposts" section has recently become swamped with [Event] posts.Most of them are irrelevant to me. Is there a way to hide them in the "All Posts"-view?
The "Personal Blogposts" section has recently become swamped with [Event] posts.Most of them are irrelevant to me. Is there a way to hide them in the "All Posts"-view?
I'm not an expert but skimmed the two documents that seemed most relevant. The mortality rate analysis of the study and how they derive the $1235 per life estimate from it. Two things that I noticed, which jlewars didn't mention yet:[Again not an expert, so don't make any conclusions based on what I write here.]
Thanks a lot, this sounds really interesting. Do you have any sense, why producers are not already fortifying feed with at least some of the nutrients? If deficiencies contribute significantly to the mortality of the hen, wouldn't it be in their self-interest to do so?
Hi Tobias, thanks for your questions! My sense is that the producers are fortifying the feed a little bit, but to maximize production rather than for better welfare. What is optimal for those two goals diverges. A couple of reasons for that:
Arrest this man!
I'm not sure if it completely fits, but Grizzly Man is a great documentary about (questionable) altruism.Furthermore, the movie focuses also a lot on questions surrounding which view of nature we should have. It seemed to subtly reinforce my emotional stance towards wild animal suffering.
I'd love to have a weekly/monthly open post, where everyone could ask questions and post small ideas. I imagine something similar to LessWrongs "Open & Welcome Thread". This could make some people more comfortable with starting to contribute to the forum.
"Wischedag" isn't really a last name and alliterates with "Waschke". "Hans" is a german placeholder name.
[I just want to clarify that, of the large existing diets, I think that vegans probably have the morally best diet. I also don't want to discourage anyone from becoming vegan or vegetarian. I just want to somewhat push back at the idea that being vegan comes at trivial personal costs.]
Yes, I was vegetarian for around 5 years, 2 of which I was vegan. I've since become what you might call reducetarian (of which no chicken or pork, mainly milk, sometimes beef and eggs).
Personally, I can say that the costs of transitioning are quite high. I... (read more)
I don't think that calling meat-eating frivolous is very helpful. Most vegans revert to consuming some degree of animal products (as far as I understand the research they end up eating meat again, but in lower quantities), indicating that there are significant costs involved.A side-constraint about harm is generally plausible to me. I'm still somewhat sceptical about the argument:- Either you extend this norm to not ommiting actions that could prevent harm from happening, or you seem to be making a dubious distinction between acts and omissions. ... (read more)
Assuming the harm of both actions to be equal, this is only really a fair comparison if eating meat and punching your neighbour is equally costly.
I'd argue that not-eating-meat is costly, and not-punching-your-neighbour is cheap (or personally beneficial) in the medium to long run. (That deciding not to eat meat is currently costly sucks and should be changed.)
Peter's point is that it makes a lot of sense to have certain norms about not causing serious direct harm, and one should arguably follow such norms rather than expecting some complex longtermist cost-benefit analysis.
Put differently, I think it is very important, from a longtermist perspective, to advance the idea that animals matter and that we consequently should not harm them (particularly for reasons as frivolous as eating meat).
Quick thing anyone could do, to make this book (or any other book you find valuable) more available.
Most university/city libraries offer the possibility to recommend books to them. I`ve done this myself many times (also for this book) and my university library sofar ordered every book I`ve recommended.