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

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Comment author: Paul_Gowder 30 October 2007 05:31:12AM 3 points [-]

I too see the dust specks as obvious, but for the simpler reason that I reject utilitarian sorts of comparisons like that. Torture is wicked, period. If one must go further, it seems like the suffering from torture is *qualitatively* worse than the suffering from any number of dust specks.