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Are Humans Naturally Good?

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Started: 2/23/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Bookwormav

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Humans are born to be bad, and it is only through positive upbringing and willing choices that can change that.

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Posted by canis 1 year ago
canis
Speculations...Now hit that fly...
Posted by Stonehe4rt 1 year ago
Stonehe4rt
But the term human, is that simply referring to our genetic structure or is it something else? If we can say something evil is Inhumans does that not mean something humane is good? There is a reason why we don't act like animals, it's because we have can feel for others. You idea of it being how we are raised is slightly flawed. Because that would come down to the first man, where did the original kindness come from? If it is something we are taught who taught it to us? You see it leads to a split path: either there was something intelligent that made us have a natural tendency of goodness, or we are just naturally good.
Posted by Richardsonalj 1 year ago
Richardsonalj
Depending what a good person is like, theoretically no. People tend to forget that humans are also animals, it's just that we have a greater mental capacity and capability, and because of that we would act like animals.
But animals have been found to be sympathetic with their own kind, and sometimes other animals, if brought up in a certain way. But isn't that interesting? It's how they're brought up.
What actual human nature would be like, if raised outside of a current day society, is impulsive, apathetic to most other species, and dominant.
To answer your question, no.
Posted by Stonehe4rt 1 year ago
Stonehe4rt
So I guess my point to this is: there is no answer but both answers. One cannot win because it is indeed different for each person.
Posted by Stonehe4rt 1 year ago
Stonehe4rt
So I guess my point to this is: there is no answer but both answers. One cannot win because it is indeed different for each person.
Posted by canis 1 year ago
canis
Yes. We can speculate whether we are good or bad....
Posted by Stonehe4rt 1 year ago
Stonehe4rt
Exactly so there is no real rational only speculations, such as humans are not rational but speculate. We can speculate whether we are good or evil and I speculate we are good. There is no rational middle grey zone, what you think is what you think. That's all there is to it, this goes with a theory made by Heisenberg, he claimed that our minds or thoughts can in essence create the world around us. Or effect reality, such as holding a card face down in poker hoping that the card is the one you need, and when you turn it over it truly is the card you needed. Combine this with the Schrodingers Cat which states that which is not yet observed is all possible solutions at once, such as a cat in a box, until observed it would be both dead and alive at the same time. So are humans born good, yes and no at the same time, and it depends on what you believe until it is observed.
Posted by canis 1 year ago
canis
That would be speculations...
Posted by Stonehe4rt 1 year ago
Stonehe4rt
Or some people might choose to keep the fly there. See that was your rational but other have different. Speculation is all we have, like how you were speculating that people would rationally make the fly go away.
Posted by canis 1 year ago
canis
No. it is not hard. Just make the fly go away. Then you can speculate about it...
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