Monday, August 5, 2013

Can we eliminate evil?

A reader suggested this Morgan Freeman narrated special "Through the Wormhole: Can We Eliminate Evil?" Not surprisingly, it features sociopaths and studies on the brain that give interesting insight to how we decide what to do and what constitutes evil.

The first clip is about empathy, and illustrates well the recent study that found that sociopaths feel empathy when directed to put themselves in the shoes of others.

If you have the genetics of a killer and the brain anatomy of a killer, are you destined to become a killer? James Fallon.

And finally this was an illustration of this experiment regarding the moral lives of babies.


  1. It is impossible to eliminate "evil" any more then
    water can eliminate wetness. Sin permiates mankind
    like oxigen covers the earth. It has always been that way.
    Moreover, it was especially intended by God almighty.
    The events in the Garden of Eden were preordained.
    When God told Adam and Eve you can eat of any tree
    except the Tree of Knowledge, He knew full well they
    WOULD eat of it. People ALWAYS go for the forbidden
    God stage managed the fall of man so Jesus Christ
    would be introduced to the world approximately 4,000
    years later to save the world.
    God creates voids to illustrate contrasts so that He
    can rectify the situation at a latter time. (Like
    the Latterday Saints?)
    There was once a quote that said, "How bleak the
    mounth of November would seem, without the memory of
    May." We can only recognise something through it's
    Of course, God seems to be taking His' sweet time to
    usher in Utopia. But we view everything from a finate human lifespan of seventy years. "A day with
    God is a thousand years."

    1. Hey, You are doing a very good job with this, like I would like you to share some IPL live Streaming details. So, share IPL live streaming details in your next post.

      I love to share my Indian railways website which has Live Train Running Status and Information tool along with PNR status. You can check Live Train Status with Ease.

  2. Rubbish! Although I do agree that it's not possible to eliminate evil, if we're spaeking of 'God,' then I quite like this quote from a BBC series we had here called 'Being Human.' Much more likely than the bloody "illustrating contrasts" nonsense you're selling, if you ask me:

    Mitchell: "You have such a redundant view of the world. God made man in His own image. What if that included His rage? And His spite. And His indifference. And His cruelty. What if God made us too? We're all his children, you see: God's a bit of a bastard. Look at us both. Covered in other people's blood and talking about morality. But there's one difference between me and you. You had a choice."

    1. Edit: I meant to say 'speaking,' of course.

  3. Ridding the world of evil might be easier than getting silly Mormon girls to stop wearing bad wigs on Dr. Phil.

    1. Now Now. Be nice. It seems that ever since ME came out, the players have gone back into hiding. Laying low must be extremely boring. It's a total cycle. Technology has put the sheep to sleep. The evil has become so blatant, that the players have been playing hard for quite some time. Now the tv has become, monotonous, mundane, drivel and the sheep are slowly waking up. More fun!! The challenge is starting to return. The game is evolving. I'm tired. Night night.

  4. Clever clever toilet lever. Not. Talk about drivel....

  5. empathy is not necessary for morality. lots of research on that.

  6. I would be interested to see genetic profiles on the babies who did not choose the pro-social puppet. Actually all of the babies genetic profiles would be nice to see. If pro-social or anti-social behaviour of other people (or puppets) towards others does not matter to sociopaths, how many of the babies choosing the pro-social puppet might be choosing it on 50% chance? Or based on preference for grey to orange or for orange to grey (I assume they switched the colours up to avoid that as a confounding variable)? Interesting bits nonetheless.

  7. Fantastic work and very well-written article. I will recommend reading it to all my friends |

  8. Thank you for another great article. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such information. |

  9. Very interesting article. I would love to read the book “Start with Why”, by Simon Sinek. I think he has taken a great topic to deal with. Teaching leaders to inspire others is a good idea to bring up a civilized society. Thanks for sharing. Keep posting. |

  10. ברוך הבא לאתר הליווי של אילת. כאן תוכל לסגור בשיחת טלפון אחת את כל הדרישות הכי
    קטנוניות שלך. נערות ליווי באילת . משרד הליווי של באילת מתמחה מזה שנים במתן שירות מקצועי, אדיב,
    דיסקרטי ואמין לשורות רבות של אנשי עסקים, מכובדים, שירותי ליווי באילת .ישראלים ותיירים המגיעים
    נערות ליווי באילת
    נערות ליווי בירושלים


  11. with so many tel aviv escort agencies to choose from, each promoting a gorgeous
    array of tel aviv escort girls, are there any benefits of choosing to use one
    particular escort agency on a regular basis?

  12. Thanks! i just discovered this game and have been playing for a while now! very entretaining! GREAT job!
    freehomedeposit |

    freestonehomes |

    homerunlotto |

    atautomotivellc |

    autoclima-u-go |

    auto-dalmacija |

    autoingrosstore |

    automazione-net |

    autonomyla |

    autoreisenzug |

  13. I simply want to mention I’m newbie to weblog and honestly enjoyed your website. Almost certainly I’m likely to bookmark your website . You surely have wonderful articles. Many thanks for sharing with us your website.
    borrisautoparts |

    autoinjurywis |

    vpmautogb |

    lighthouseautomotivellccos |

    auto-satisfait |

    autoshutotaska |

    pasoautosales |

    lafrancaistruck |

    boknowsautorepair |

    escoffiertruck |

  14. he post contains really beneficial information that will satisfy readers and can clarify things upon. You have you a nice way of presenting certain issue and seems to be so qualified
    adsprofitreward |

    fullbusiness |

    doralbusiness |

    millerhillbusiness |

    armturkbusiness |

    businessimperial |

    digitalisbusiness |

    burnin4business |

    cannabusinessschool |

    corebusinessbank |

  15. You have lot of problems which is identified clearly and also complete the procedure very efficiently. Packers and Movers Pune
    Packers and Movers Bangalore
    Packers and Movers Delhi
    Packers and Movers Gurgaon

  16. The residence and the functions should be awesome and appropriate otherwise it will make lot of problems.
    Packers and Movers Chennai
    Packers and Movers Hyderabad
    Packers and Movers Mumbai
    Packers and Movers Noida

  17. Welcome Dirty Model Escorts in Mumbai and make your day or evening memorable with top class Mumbai Escort.

    Escort Service in Mumbai | Escort Agency in Mumbai | Callgirls Services in Mumbai

  18. This comment has been removed by the author.

  19. This comment has been removed by the author.


Comments on posts over 14 days are SPAM filtered and may not show up right away or at all.

Join Amazon Prime - Watch Over 40,000 Movies


Comments are unmoderated. Blog owner is not responsible for third party content. By leaving comments on the blog, commenters give license to the blog owner to reprint attributed comments in any form.