Humanhood is a continuum, not a dichotomy

A lot of common sense morality depends on a clear distinction between human and other animals. Such a distinction is possible only because there are no animals that are kind of human, but not fully. But if neanderthals still existed, it would raise some interesting moral questions. E.g.: Common opinion A: if lion kills another … Continue reading Humanhood is a continuum, not a dichotomy

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Fact checking comparison between trachoma surgeries and guide dogs

Cross-posted in effective-altruism.com. Interesting discussion in comments there, Peter Singer himself commented. In a 2013 TED talk Peter Singer claims “It costs about 40,000 dollars to train a guide dog and train the recipient so that the guide dog can be an effective help to a blind person. It costs somewhere between 20 and 50 … Continue reading Fact checking comparison between trachoma surgeries and guide dogs

Should you donate to a fund-raising meta-charity?

I wrote this post a while ago. It assumes familiarity with effective altruism. I thought it's not good/timely/complete enough to go on http://effective-altruism.com/ but I thought that it should exist on some even more obscure corner of the internet so here it is... Ugh, I now feel I undersold it, I think it's pretty good. These charities became less appealing … Continue reading Should you donate to a fund-raising meta-charity?