Can anime make you evil?
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[Don’t Turn Evil, Part One

Copyright 2010 M. A. Golding

Nobody wants to turn evil, but evidence indicates that people who are merely human have very poor ethical abilities and find it hard to tell right from wrong.

It is almost impossible for people who are merely human to tell which side in a conflict is more right and less wrong. This means that people who try to choose to support the side that is more right and less wrong and succeed almost always do so by pure chance. Most persons would have only very slightly more than fifty percent probability of selecting the more right and less wrong side in a conflict.

Most people do not choose which side to support in a conflict but simply automatically support the side that they are already a member of. Such people have exactly a fifty percent chance of being on the side that is slightly more good and slightly less evil, vile, disgusting, and loathsome than the other side in each conflict they participate in or support a side in.

So a person who automatically supported his side in two conflicts would have only a twenty five percent chance of supporting the slightly less horrifyingly evil side both times.

A person who automatically supported his side in three conflicts would have only a 12.5 percent chance of supporting the slightly better and less disgustingly evil side all three times.

A person who automatically supported his side in four conflicts would have only a 6.25 percent chance of supporting the somewhat better side in all four conflicts.

A person who automatically supported his side in every conflict it fought in would have only a 3.125 percent chance of supporting the less evil side five times...

He would have only a 0.0976562 percent chance of being right in ten conflicts.

A person who did not automatically support the side he was already a member of in all conflicts but tried to support the side he thought was better and not worse would not do much better.

It seems evident that a person who tries to choose the better side in a conflict to support will be right only slightly more than fifty percent of the time.


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Too long, did read, didn't see what this had to do with anime
Posted 9/1/10 , edited 9/1/10

infinitycubed wrote:

[Don’t Turn Evil, Part One

Copyright 2010 M. A. Golding

Nobody wants to turn evil, but evidence indicates that people who are merely human have very poor ethical abilities and find it hard to tell right from wrong.

It is almost impossible for people who are merely human to tell which side in a conflict is more right and less wrong. This means that people who try to choose to support the side that is more right and less wrong and succeed almost always do so by pure chance. Most persons would have only very slightly more than fifty percent probability of selecting the more right and less wrong side in a conflict.

Most people do not choose which side to support in a conflict but simply automatically support the side that they are already a member of. Such people have exactly a fifty percent chance of being on the side that is slightly more good and slightly less evil, vile, disgusting, and loathsome than the other side in each conflict they participate in or support a side in.

So a person who automatically supported his side in two conflicts would have only a twenty five percent chance of supporting the slightly less horrifyingly evil side both times.

A person who automatically supported his side in three conflicts would have only a 12.5 percent chance of supporting the slightly better and less disgustingly evil side all three times.

A person who automatically supported his side in four conflicts would have only a 6.25 percent chance of supporting the somewhat better side in all four conflicts.

A person who automatically supported his side in every conflict it fought in would have only a 3.125 percent chance of supporting the less evil side five times...

He would have only a 0.0976562 percent chance of being right in ten conflicts.

A person who did not automatically support the side he was already a member of in all conflicts but tried to support the side he thought was better and not worse would not do much better.

It seems evident that a person who tries to choose the better side in a conflict to support will be right only slightly more than fifty percent of the time.




There is no evil in conflict, only in government. Don't judge by which conflict is just, but by the purpose and means in which a government acts.

This is why it is impossible to choose sides and be certain, because your government will NEVER tell you the complete truth.
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varnlestoff wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:

Too long, did read, didn't see what this had to do with anime


Well if you watch code geass or gundam, or LOTGH, these anime's naturally bring up this question frequently.


No I haven't seen those yet so I obviously wouldn't have made the connection. You should edit your original post so that the purpose of this thread is apparent to the reader
Posted 9/1/10 , edited 9/1/10

artgeek707 wrote:


varnlestoff wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:

Too long, did read, didn't see what this had to do with anime


Well if you watch code geass or gundam, or LOTGH, these anime's naturally bring up this question frequently.


No I haven't seen those yet so I obviously wouldn't have made the connection. You should edit your original post so that the purpose of this thread is apparent to the reader


Lol I'd do that if I could hijack this thread... I am not the OP... And it's not just those anime, i'm sure if I took the time, I could list around 100 or more.
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varnlestoff wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


varnlestoff wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:

Too long, did read, didn't see what this had to do with anime


Well if you watch code geass or gundam, or LOTGH, these anime's naturally bring up this question frequently.


No I haven't seen those yet so I obviously wouldn't have made the connection. You should edit your original post so that the purpose of this thread is apparent to the reader


Lol I'd do that if I could hijack this thread... I am not the OP


Whoops sorry, since you answered for me I just assumed you were.

EDIT: There are some anime that I enjoyed that also peruse the questions of good and evil as well as people's ethics. My favorite anime is chock full of ethical situations and it's villain Johan seems to thrive on people's lack of morals
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You know sometimes i look at topics and i wonder, what's the average age, majority age of the crunchyroll forum members?
i always see the stupidest topics, usually questions that ask the dumbest shit. Like wtf? Seriously "can anime turn you evil? If you saw a person cosplaying a character you hate would you attack him?What would you do with a deathnote?" WTF IS WRONG WITH SOME OF YOU
Oh another dumb one, "is anime bad?"-http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-307309/is-anime-bad
i mean are you shitting me? if your mind is weak and your able to get brainwashed and influenced so easily then you are either younger than like 12 or you have problems and need therapy.
Posted 9/1/10
No, that's just stupid.
Posted 9/1/10 , edited 9/1/10

kustomiz3 wrote:

You know sometimes i look at topics and i wonder, what's the average age, majority age of the crunchyroll forum members?
i always see the stupidest topics, usually questions that ask the dumbest shit. Like wtf? Seriously "can anime turn you evil? If you saw a person cosplaying a character you hate would you attack him?What would you do with a deathnote?" WTF IS WRONG WITH SOME OF YOU


He probly just worded the title wrong. As this article has absolutely nothing to do with anime turning people evil.
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kustomiz3 wrote:

You know sometimes i look at topics and i wonder, what's the average age, majority age of the crunchyroll forum members?
i always see the stupidest topics, usually questions that ask the dumbest shit. Like wtf? Seriously "can anime turn you evil? If you saw a person cosplaying a character you hate would you attack him?What would you do with a deathnote?" WTF IS WRONG WITH SOME OF YOU


Some people aren't native English speakers so sometimes the grammar structure can be a bit baffling, but others well....... they're thirteen and have never created a topic before. Actually the degradation of the forums was a reason I took a long hiatus from CR. Good topics tend to get buried under piles of stupid. If you expect any intelligence head over to Extended Discussion forums, though sometimes those get clogged by people who post before thinking.
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Aye, yee i totally agree, but im pretty sure ^ dude was really asking if anime can turn you evil or w/e , for example if you agree with umm idk any bad character in an anime then you have a whatever chance of being evil or w/e.
And thank you for the info i'll check it out.
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kustomiz3 wrote:



Aye, yee i totally agree, but im pretty sure ^ dude was really asking if anime can turn you evil or w/e , for example if you agree with umm idk any bad character in an anime then you have a whatever chance of being evil or w/e.
And thank you for the info i'll check it out.


I just think he posted a misleading header to get people to click on it but you're welcome, glad I could help
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