Sunday, May 08, 2011
A Cambridge University scientist says evil is a lack of empathy which can be measured and monitored and is susceptible to education and treatment.
"I'm not satisfied with the term 'evil'," Reuters quoted Cambridge University psychology and psychiatry professor Simon Baron-Cohen as saying.
"We've inherited this word... and we use it to express our abhorrence when people do awful things, usually acts of cruelty, but I don't think it's anything more than another word for doing something bad,” he added, saying that “we need a new theory of human cruelty".'
Posted by DotConnector at 08:09