Actually the poor are lazy and animal rights seem to fit to me. Animal rights were a hard sell for me, but thinking about it I had to come to the conclusion, that the bottom line "we should treat animals well" was probably either motivated by "I don't want to eat sick food" or "Awww, cuute!". Not by "I believe that animals in general need rights, because..." What? They react faster to stimuli than plants? They show complex behaviour? In that case, do you not kill mosquitos? Do you want rights for some fungi as well? How about programs that show complex beh... (read more)
It's part of the worship option, I would say. As he would otherwise be contradicting himself when he outlines the actual Explain option.
Edit: Whoops, the next comment is by Eliezer addressing this question but I'm going to leave this here for ease of reading.
It seems to me that some reasons may be: a lot of interesting comments have been made, which may intimidate; the posts are often very concise; and since the posts are so old, one may expect the page to be dead.
Personally I don't think I have read any "new" articles so far^^
If so, then as you study the skills of rationality and train yourself not to deny facts, your feelings will become stronger.
How does one go about this?
I have begun reading everything I can find by you on this page - I will probably also read other things, but it seems a foundation by (one of) the founder would be useful.
Still, while I see the ideas presented as very useful, I find myself wondering how do actually go about implementing them. Take any one thing as an example here, such as "Making Beliefs Pay Rent". (I hope you are not annoyed by t... (read more)