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41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 30 October 2007 02:50AM

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Comment author: Kat 30 October 2007 04:56:38AM 1 point [-]

The dust specks seem like the "obvious" answer to me, but how large the tiny harm must be to cross the line where the unthinkably huge number of them outweighs a single tremendous one isn't something I could easily say, when clearly I don't think simply calculating the total amount of harm caused is the right measure.