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2019 Adversarial Collaboration Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated and/or voted in the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest. And the winner is… … … Adrian Liberman and Calvin Reese, for Does Calorie Restriction Slow Aging?. An extraordinarily close second place (26.9% vs. 26.2% of votes) … Continue reading

Please Vote For ACC Winner

I’ve now posted all eight adversarial collaborations. In case you missed any, you can find a list of them (with links) here. If you have read all the collaborations, please vote on your favorite. This year I will decide the … Continue reading

[ACC] How Much Significance Should We Ascribe To Spiritual Experiences?

[This is an entry to the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest by Jeremiah Gruenberg and Seth Schoen] 1. Introduction This project seeks to explore the viability of spiritual or religious experiences as empirical evidence for a component of reality that transcends … Continue reading

[ACC] Should You Have A Merry Christmas?

[This is an entry to the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest by Cindy Lou Who and the Grinch] Christmas Day is a a time full of laughter and cheer which is held in the West at the end of each year. … Continue reading

[ACC] Will Automation Lead To Economic Crisis?

[This is an entry to the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest by Doug Summers-Stay and Erusian] Adversarial collaboration on the question: “Automation/AI will not lead to a general, sustained economic crisis within our lifetimes or for the foreseeable future. Automation/AI’s effects … Continue reading

[ACC] When During Fetal Development Does Abortion Become Morally Wrong?

[This is an entry to the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest by BlockOfNihilism and Icerun] Note: For simplicity, we have constrained our analysis of data about pregnancy and motherhood to the United States. We note that these data are largely dependent … Continue reading

[ACC] Should Gene Editing Technologies Be Used In Humans?

[This is an entry to the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest by Nita J and Patrick N.] Introduction In October 2018, the world’s first genetically edited babies were born, twin girls given the pseudonyms Lulu and Nana; Chinese scientist He Jiankui … Continue reading

[ACC] Should We Colonize Space To Mitigate X-Risk?

[This is an entry to the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest by Nick D and Rob S.] I. Nick Bostrom defines existential risks (or X-risks) as “[risks] where an adverse outcome would either annihilate Earth-originating intelligent life or permanently and drastically … Continue reading

[ACC] Does Calorie Restriction Slow Aging?

[This is an entry to the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest by the delightfully-pseudonymous Adrian Liberman and Calvin Reese.] About the Authors: Adrian Liberman is currently a PhD student in biology at a university in the mid-Atlantic. He previously worked at … Continue reading

[ACC] Is Eating Meat A Net Harm?

[This is an entry to the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest by David G and Froolow. Please also note my correction to yesterday’s entry.] Introduction Many people around the world have strong convictions about eating animals. These are often based on … Continue reading