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  •  You are clearly (0+ / 0-)

    out of your depth scientifically.

    You're talking moral philosophy and seasoning it with confused references to sociobiology. Sorry, gotta call bullshit when I see it.

    Your resentful tone avoids answering anyone's substantive critique, which is how I know you're not actually a fellow scientist.

    The doer and the deed? You're fully inside a theological conception of agency.

    Nothing you said has anything to do with the question of whether there are innate and binarily opposed human types we can call such pseudoscientific names as "tyranni" and "democrati." You seem very sure of your folk psychological theory, and that's fine, but by citing evolutionary bases for your analysis, you reveal a lack of knowledge of biology or anthropology, where these are very old and mostly resolved questions. There aren't good and evil chimpanzees. There are no genetic markers of good or evil. It isn't on the genome or expressed as phenotype. Any human, as Milgram and many others have shown (and indeed any primate) is capable of acting violently, selfishly, cruelly, and duplicitously.

    We are all capable of "evil." It's a behavioral continuum, not a class of beings.

    •  Prove what you are saying, otherwise (0+ / 0-)

      you must admit that you are just voicing your opinion.

      I provided in my comments several other observers who reached the same conclusions long before I did, and some after I did. You have done nothing but blow off steam.

      Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

      by hestal on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 02:15:01 PM PDT

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