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Post Reply Is it possible to wear off evil from Humanity?
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Posted 8/19/13
Humans need balance, so if there is good, there is also evil.
Posted 8/19/13 , edited 8/19/13
I think so. But I believe to do so, you have to understand why it exists first.


Legion13 wrote:

Humans need balance, so if there is good, there is also evil.


Why can't we just be neutral? You don't have to open my door for me, but you don't have to hit me in the face with it, either. Also, the terms good and bad are too general for many people. I think they do have one definition which all "good" or "bad" actions fall under, but that's just me. And even though I think I'm right, that doesn't make it so.
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No, without evil there is no good. Basic yin and yang principles.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

No.

What I've noticed is that most herbivorous animals (not all) tend to be gentle in nature, like sheep, cows, rabbits etc.
While carnivorous and omnivorous animals (humans) are fierce in nature.

This is due to the fact that such traits (murderous intent, greed, strong sexual essence) were needed for survival and continuation of species in the wild.
I'm not saying eating meat is responsible for violent nature in humans, what I'm saying is that to hunt down meat, humans needed murderous instincts.

These primitive instincts obviously are still present in today's humans, in some people, they are stronger than others.

In the future, it is possible that human males could start to appear less and less violent because of a reduced level of testosterone and continous social conditioning of moral values; but I don't think it will be gone completely.


well said
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It's a built-in population control mechanism. The universe is crafty like that. When it malfunctions or when it fails to achieve its goal, aliens will have to come in and do the work for us. I'm pretty sure that's how it works.
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It is human nature to cause conflict. There will never be complete world peace ever. There will always be terrorism and wars, thats just how it is.
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Hibria187 wrote:

It is human nature to cause conflict. There will never be complete world peace ever. There will always be terrorism and wars, thats just how it is.




We're a type 0 civilization once we hit type 1 peace should be attainable, until galactic wars



source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scale#Type_I
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Mycow8me wrote:

This reminds me of the argument, "if someone borrows without asking, is it considered stealing?"

We wouldn't know what is considered "good" without "evil" just like in the above, we wouldn't consider borrowing without asking to be any different from borrowing in the first place if it weren't for people who steal.

The news will always be playing stories like those cause they attract audiences. It's rare but the news channels also do stories on "good" things too but usually if its an extremity cause its exciting. I hardly ever watch the news anymore other than checking online every now and then for top stories and events. Even then you really have to take everything with a grain of salt and make your own judgments.


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You had me until you said, "..it is a part of what we are." Then I was like, "wha....?"
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Peace won't last very long without destruction.
Good can't survive without evil and vice or versa.
The world won't make sense without one or the other.

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GayAsianBoy wrote:

No.

What I've noticed is that most herbivorous animals (not all) tend to be gentle in nature, like sheep, cows, rabbits etc.
While carnivorous and omnivorous animals (humans) are fierce in nature.

This is due to the fact that such traits (murderous intent, greed, strong sexual essence) were needed for survival and continuation of species in the wild.
I'm not saying eating meat is responsible for violent nature in humans, what I'm saying is that to hunt down meat, humans needed murderous instincts.

These primitive instincts obviously are still present in today's humans, in some people, they are stronger than others.

In the future, it is possible that human males could start to appear less and less violent because of a reduced level of testosterone and continous social conditioning of moral values; but I don't think it will be gone completely.


So then they're going to turn into women? Man's total physiology would have to change in that case, because if you mess with testosterone in a significant level, they're going to have a whole slew of health/medical problems. Low testosterone causes low sex drive, low sperm production, low muscle mass/strength, higher fat distribution, lower bone density, lower red blood cell production, decreased body hair, swelling/tenderness in the breast tissue, hot flashes, increased fatigue, insomnia, depression, memory and concentration difficulties, lowered motivation and self-confidence, and effects on cholesterol metabolism. Not good.

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Sir_jamesalot wrote: [..] there's no such thing as morals. Therefore there is no evil [..] To remove the evil from the world is to remove .. ideas of justice.

This ^

There is no good or bad, only what one define good or bad.
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Hmm... I dont think it would be because there is always gonna be that one person who does not want to follow the rules, and some people with mental illnesses that cant really help it but i don't know, I'm not even old enough to vote yet so don't take my word for it
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No. Humans are not always driven by murderous instincts, sometimes they are driven by desire for power. And that is something that human beings will NEVER lose. There will always be some fool who thinks he can rule the world, and as long as that is true, evil and injustice will still exist.
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Evil does not exist to begin with. The rapists and killers you talk about are actually doing what is good... for them that is. when someone does something "bad" they actually think it is the "good" thing to do. This good may be a greater good (such as the final solution for Hitler) or may be a "in the moment" good (like a murderer). So "Is it possible to wear off evil?" is more like saying "is it possible for everyone in the world to feel the same about what is evil as me?" and the answer to that is no.
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