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Probabilistic Morality, or: Ghosting On Spherical Cows

A Lighthearted Preamble I have, of late, you’ll notice, been trying to find a date. In said pursuit, I have also begun using Tinder in an effort to hopefully delude some young woman into believing I am worth spending time … Continue reading

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The Moral Calculus Of Suicide

From some sort of (poorly-understood) utilitarian standpoint, suicide (like anything) is immoral iff it increases the total suffering in the world. Presumably a person who is suicidal is experiencing significant suffering, and thus killing themselves is reducing total suffering for … Continue reading

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On Children

A discussion at work yesterday led to a somewhat interesting sort of problem. The original statement was something like: Given N children from the same parents, if one child dies, how accurately can we reproduce that child’s genome given the … Continue reading

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