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Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

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Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Autism

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Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Survivorship Bias

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Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Regression to the Mean

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Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Slate Star Codex

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Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Visiting Museums

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Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Great Filter

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**Heads-up:** Meeting starts as normal in the courtyard, but there is an event tomorrow and the preparations might lead to disruptions around 5 p.m. Just for general reference: the backup location is **the Luce Center** on the third floor - same side of the building as the big spiral staircase, towa...(read more)

Belatedly: some more vivid examples of "hope":

* From the movie *Aliens* (1986), [jung Evcyrl ertnvarq jura fur urneq Arjg fpernz](http://rot13.com/index.php?text=jung%20Evcyrl%20ertnvarq%20jura%20fur%20urneq%20Arjg%20fpernz) in [the scene where fur tbrf ba gur erfphr zvffvba](https://youtu.be/H649...(read more)

I continue to endorse being selective in whom one spends time arguing with.

Is the long form also unclear? If so, could you elaborate on why it doesn't make sense?

I didn't propose that you should engage in detailed arguments with anyone - not even me. I proposed that you should accompany *some* downvotes with an explanation akin to the three-sentence example I gave.

Another example of a sufficiently-elaborate downvote explanation: "I downvoted your reply bec...(read more)

I may have addressed the bulk of what you're getting at [in another comment](http://lesswrong.com/lw/l6d/a_discussion_of_heroic_responsibility/bm4o); the short form of my reply is, "In the cases which 'heroic responsibility' is supposed to address, inaction rarely comes because an individual does no...(read more)

I think I see what you're getting at. If I understand you rightly, what "heroic responsibility" is intended to affect is the behavior of people such as **\[trigger warning: child abuse, rape\]** Mike McQueary during [the Penn State child sex abuse scandal](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_State_chi...(read more)

I confess, it would make sense to me if Harry was unfamiliar with metaethics and his speech about "heroic responsibility" was an example of him reinventing the idea. If that is the case, it would explain why his presentation is as sloppy as it is.

No, I haven't answered my own question. In what way was Harry's monologue about consequentialist ethics superior to telling Hermione why McGonagall couldn't be counted upon?