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27 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 January 2009 09:58AM

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Comment author: Jeffrey_Soreff 25 January 2009 09:17:32PM 2 points [-]

I look at Causes as hedonic accessories from a different point of view: Given the history of how many Causes have turned out to contain purple kool-aid, I look at the problem as not so much "how can we carefully select rationally desirable Causes" but more nearly "How can we bypass this part of the human mental landscape altogether - preferably aquiring the hedonic gains of adopting a Cause, while skipping the hazards, both to oneself and to those around one, of actually adopting one."