Mr Bean wrote:
Scale is irrelevant to the morality of the charitable action. Donating more money does not make it more good, it simply makes more. Donating blood can be called a morally good act as it is a donation, at best you hope someone else of your blood type is also donating but as your not payed for your time or blood (At least in this state) donating blood can be called a morally good act as it can be done without thought of repayment. But donating more blood is not a better act. It's simply the same act again. Donating more blood does not make it more good in other words. Thus donating money to fight a disease that has not impacted you or those you care for can be a morally good act. But donating more money is not more good.
What the fuck are you talking about? What you said doesn't even address
my argument. I never said donating more money makes it "more good", and I'm not making a moral argument. I said donating a lot of money is the only way that your individual donation is likely to have any noticeable effect on the state of medical research.
Anyway, at this point you're outright ignoring the major issue here. You originally said:
Mr Bean wrote:
Donating to help yourself is not an act most would call selfless.
So your argument is: Phantasee personally knew someone who died of Leukemia, and is therefore himself afraid of getting Leukemia, or afraid that someone else he knows will get Leukemia. Therefore, his donation to Leukemia research is out of self-interest.
And for the 3rd time now, your argument is bullshit because it assumes Phantasee actually thinks that his individual donation
will have any noticeable effect on Leukemia research, or even lead to a cure in time to save him or anyone else. But unless he's donated millions of dollars, it's unlikely his donation will have any fucking effect. And I'm he sure he knows
that. Everybody knows that. I've donated to medical research, but I'm not under any delusion that my individual donation will matter much.
Therefore, Phantasee's donation can't possibly be out of self-interest. It's just a way to "contribute", and "feel good about yourself." It's not out of self-interest motivated by fear of getting the disease.
You've never even addressed this, accept to blather about scale or something, and yet it undermines every fucking thing you've said in this thread.