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    Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Mankind Is Inherently:

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Mankind Is Inherently:

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    Neither, we're monkeys.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Mankind Is Inherently:

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    With a possible few exceptions (ie psychopaths) we are all born with the capacity to do good or do evil.
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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Mankind Is Inherently:

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    Since, if left to their own devices, children could probably be fairly labeled sociopathic, I'll go with we have more evil than good in our unbridled natures. Think Lord of the Flies.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Ultimately, I think that mankind is inherently self serving, which could be manifested in both good and evil.

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Neither, we're monkeys.
    And both we and monkeys evolved to be cooperative and to empathize with those around us. I think we're basically good. Except when we're afraid.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Since, if left to their own devices, children could probably be fairly labeled sociopathic, I'll go with we have more evil than good in our unbridled natures. Think Lord of the Flies.
    A prime example of fear trumping everything else and overriding our positive nature.
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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    And both we and monkeys evolved to be cooperative and to empathize with those around us. I think we're basically good. Except when we're afraid.
    I don't know, monkeys do some very vicious things. I think that when it comes to humans it's not good or evil; but rather Intelligence or Instinct.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    I'll stick with the "goog" version.

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    we're basically just monkeys with hopped up prefrontal cortexes. man is born with both animal and societal urges. we generally label the selfish animal urges "evil," and the constructive societal urges "good." given this, i suppose we're a blend of both.

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Mankind Is Inherently:

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    Neither good nor evil.
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    I'm going to choose neither, but I want to choose both.

    How someone turns out is predominantly determined on how they are raised. You could take mother teresa, and have her reincarnated to 10,000 years ago, and she'd be jumping through trees and bashing people's heads in with rocks.
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