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Post Reply Is it possible to wear off evil from Humanity?
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Objectively: No

Subjectively: HELL NO!!!!


Plus I wouldn't have it any other way, because I give up.
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No. Just no. There's always going to be someone.
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PhyongHwa wrote:



You had me until you said, "..it is a part of what we are." Then I was like, "wha....?"


The fact that you don't understand this is part of the reason that evil becomes so prevalent in our society. If we are to combat evil, we must acknowledge the evil within our own natures. When you ignore a problem, it doesn't just go away.

Evil men rarely think of themselves as evil. Corrupt politicians might think, "Well, If I make this one shady deal on my campaign, I can get reelected and have more opportunity to do good!" A thief might say, "Well, he had it lucky to get what he has. I am a human being the same as him and I deserve nice things too!" Hitler wanted to bring Germany out of economic ruin. Khan wanted to unite his warring people. Stalin wanted all men to be equal and live in an egalitarian society. Do you think they are evil? They sure didn't think of themselves as evil. When people say, "What? Evil a part of us? huh? I'm not evil" Then they become like Hitler or Stalin or Khan or Mao or those abortion clinic bombers or whichever zealot you want to mention. They don't even realize that what they do is evil.

Ignoring the evil within us allows that evil to seep out into our every action. It is like walking around town with bad body odor. If you know you stink, you can take a shower. If you don't realize you stink, you offend everyone around you and never realize that it is your fault. Likewise if we acknowledge that we can be spiteful, bitter, selfish pricks, we can act more appropriately. Otherwise we are thoughtless and self-absorbed.

We can never be rid of evil and violence because it is a part of us. It is part of what makes our relationships and our societies work. But it is possible to have a somewhat better world with less overt evil. The key is understanding. Understanding that evil is a part of us, and being in touch with that evil and violence, allows us to moderate and control those impulses.
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pandrasb wrote:


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


You do realize that you're talking about fiction, right? The people who made up those "planetary types" are sci-fi authors and "futurists" (who are really just sci-fi authors with science degrees). It isn't real. Welcome to the real world bucko.

When the Wright Brothers invented airplanes, they thought that flight would end all war. No military could gain an advantage since there would be no secret troop movements and no way to stop attack planes. With no way to win, war would become pointless. Plus, if everyone could travel anywhere, boarders and national interests would be obsolete. Orville Wright lived to see his invention drop the atom bomb on Hiroshima. His invention didn't bring world peace, on the contrary, it enabled entire cities to be destroyed with no risk to the attacker.

Nicoli Tesla developed a deathray, or a "peace cannon" as he thought of it. It was a design for a charged-particle weapon that could shoot down enemy aircraft and missiles at incredible ranges - allowing it to act as a perfect shield. It was never actually built, and most people agree that it is a VERY good thing that the plans were destroyed. It sure wouldn't have worked out.

WWI was called, "The war to end all wars." The loss of life and physical devastation was on a scale no one had seen before. It was so horrific that people thought, "Well, no one is going to be willing to do THIS again!" Well, that was obviously not the case. In fact, we got BETTER at killing at causing devastation.

In every era, people have daydreamed about a better future. They have ALWAYS been wrong. Dreams do not make the world a better place. Acknowledging reality and working with our natures (rather than denying them) is the only way a better future can be attained.

Fiction is great. In addition to providing entertainment it can inspire ideas and provoke important thought and discussion. But fiction, no matter how wonderful, is not a replacement for history or real-world experience.
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we full of evil
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dark_paradox_21 wrote:


pandrasb wrote:


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


You do realize that you're talking about fiction, right? The people who made up those "planetary types" are sci-fi authors and "futurists" (who are really just sci-fi authors with science degrees). It isn't real. Welcome to the real world bucko.

When the Wright Brothers invented airplanes, they thought that flight would end all war. No military could gain an advantage since there would be no secret troop movements and no way to stop attack planes. With no way to win, war would become pointless. Plus, if everyone could travel anywhere, boarders and national interests would be obsolete. Orville Wright lived to see his invention drop the atom bomb on Hiroshima. His invention didn't bring world peace, on the contrary, it enabled entire cities to be destroyed with no risk to the attacker.

Nicoli Tesla developed a deathray, or a "peace cannon" as he thought of it. It was a design for a charged-particle weapon that could shoot down enemy aircraft and missiles at incredible ranges - allowing it to act as a perfect shield. It was never actually built, and most people agree that it is a VERY good thing that the plans were destroyed. It sure wouldn't have worked out.

WWI was called, "The war to end all wars." The loss of life and physical devastation was on a scale no one had seen before. It was so horrific that people thought, "Well, no one is going to be willing to do THIS again!" Well, that was obviously not the case. In fact, we got BETTER at killing at causing devastation.

In every era, people have daydreamed about a better future. They have ALWAYS been wrong. Dreams do not make the world a better place. Acknowledging reality and working with our natures (rather than denying them) is the only way a better future can be attained.

Fiction is great. In addition to providing entertainment it can inspire ideas and provoke important thought and discussion. But fiction, no matter how wonderful, is not a replacement for history or real-world experience.


O.O did you just call me bucko?
I already knew all that dude,
poor Tesla going nuts at the end, pigeons, aliens, the hole shebang.
Wright Brothers kept fighting in courts because of patents, trying to monopolize airplanes.
WWII Germany coming out with Submarines and tanks, project paperclip using German scientist to develop a rocket program.

I'm not dreaming of a future that's magical or what not, the future is unknown.

"Dreams do not make the world a better place."
you think better after you sleep, also wright brothers dream was to fly, now we have airplanes.
Well unless you don't like to travel then totally not up your alley.
Hell, "better" might just be a perspective

also why no one give credit to Otto Lilienthal for flight discoveries
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The moment you realize what evil actually means and you stop calling it evil, that is the day you stop perpetuating its existence. No one is evil, and no one does evil things. Instead, try to understand how they've become the people they are, and why they do the things they do. You don't just spawn into this world as evil.
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evil is a part of us so i dont think so.
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Nope, it's impossible. That would mean eliminating free will which can't be done.
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not when u got this ..

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read Orwell's 1984
read Huxley's Brave New World...
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