Can we talk of evil?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Good 'n' Bad : One Thread
If you explain a bad action from an evolutionary perspective (be it rape, theft or whatever), are you squeezing out the possibility of free will? And without free will, can it make sense to talk of evil?
-- Andy Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 16, 2000
I have heard rape explained in evolutionary terms as a last ditch effort to propogate your seed in a genetically superior host. Is this so evil?
One can talk of evil until the cows come home, but it won't help you come the revolution, friend.
-- dom (email@example.com), March 16, 2000.
eggs are evil
-- zippo (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 16, 2000.
yes, eggs ARE evil
-- bloodlung (email@example.com), March 16, 2000.