Skip to comments.The End of Evil? Neuroscientists suggest there is no such thing. Are they right?
Posted on 10/07/2011 8:13:12 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
Is evil over? Has science finally driven a stake through its dark heart? Or at least emptied the word of useful meaning, reduced the notion of a numinous nonmaterial malevolent force to a glitch in a tangled cluster of neurons, the brain?
Yes, according to many neuroscientists, who are emerging as the new high priests of the secrets of the psyche, explainers of human behavior in general. A phenomenon attested to by a recent torrent of pop-sci brain books with titles like Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain. Not secret in most of these works is the disdain for metaphysical evil, which is regarded as an antiquated concept that's done more harm than good. They argue that the time has come to replace such metaphysical terms with physical explanationsmalfunctions or malformations in the brain.
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
no. and it’s the oldest lie in the book.
In reality, evil is is still evil and is still present....regardless what it is called.
“there is no such thing as “free will” with which to decide to commit evil. (Like evil, free will is an antiquated concept for most.) Autonomous, conscious decision-making itself may well be an illusion. And thus intentional evil is impossible.”
This claim surfaces from time to time in various forms. It’s always self defeating. If there’s no free will, then the scientists making that claim were destined to make that claim, and there can be no truth value in their claim.
satan prefers to deceive some with this ruse...
Until he is chained ( the day is soon) he will spout this nonsense to the naive.
He’ll be loosed a little while after that ( a second purging), then we’re done with lucifer.
So WWII did not happen? Or do they just mean it was not a bad thing?
Just ask Hitler, he thought he was doing the German race a favor, no evil in that...
Pure moral nihilism. They believe there is no evil, no free will, and even consciousness is an illusion. And of course they eventually want to “take people off the streets” based on MRI’s. Typical left wing efforts to excuse all wrongdoing and take away personal freedom.
Haven’t they been saying this since the Enlightenment?
Evil has been with us since the beginning of time and is never going away.
Gore’s got a bunch of ‘scientists’ too who believe in global warming... Liberal Universities are full of liberals ...
Is it evil to want to control other people by telling them you know what is best for them? I know the answer to that question and I suspect these scientists do too.
Changing the definition of sanity does not cure insanity. Making everything a mental illness does not eliminate right from wrong, good from evil.
Yes, there will be an end to evil....these clowns will be surprised at how it turns out.
If they say no, then they can’t complain about religions either.
I have no doubt evil exists. I’ve dealt with evil people and with mentally ill people. Sometimes those conditions arrive together and sometimes they don’t.
This is another attempt by scientists to claim they are the solution to all our woes, and that they are the GOD we should worship.
The ‘mind’ is much more than just the brain. It is a part they cannot dissect, nor control. Yet, they ‘believe’ they can.
“Havent they been saying this since the Enlightenment?”
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