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People are born evil

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kohai

Evil: The tendency to commit actions aimed at self interest rather than for the benefit of a group....

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People are Born Evil

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michaeltang12

People are not born evil. 1) I could argue the nature vs. nurture debate and that you can become evil, society corrupts you. With the DNA thing, should we consider mentally ill people evil (just a question of thought)? 2) I could argue that evolution is a factor. We humans are animals and we need to survive. Basic survival skills. 3) I could argue that we are born a blank slate as John Locke argued. 4) I could argue that evil is relative. It is subjective and societies define what...

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People are born good

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socialpinko

Man was not born good. Newly born babies do not think of anything else, but themselves and their well being. They wish to survive, but can not do that so they depend on their parents for nurturing. This in result will give the children admiration for their parents who have helped them survive, which can be mistaken for compassion. Compassion is learned later on when humans begin to see the value of life and develop sympathy. Philosopher Thomas Hobbes argued that people are born evil. Can...

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People are born good

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fuzzybear

In Eastern Philosophy, man is believed to be inherently good. But this goodness, in due time are obscured by envy, hate, prejudice, covetousness and the likes. Once this obscuration are understood and eliminated, we then revert back to our inherent goodness. All this are achievable without any intervention from deities. Yes, I believe that human beings are born good by nature. We do not think of anything bad when we are children because we do not know what is right and wrong. At that age we do...

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People are born good

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People are not born good. Babies are born with a clean slate and as they grow they become good or bad....

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