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Is there an 'evil spot' in the brain ?


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#16    WoIverine

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

View PostHasina, on 11 February 2013 - 06:22 PM, said:

I wonder what would happen if we jabbed that area with a big ol'needle?

Thinking here that the evil spot is worse than the God spot, but that's just me.

Edited by WoIverine, 11 February 2013 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

View PostGodiva58, on 11 February 2013 - 04:40 PM, said:

Shades of A Clockwork Orange...

Own the movie and the book.If any are malcolm mcdowell fans he plays another good whacko in Gangster No.1 almost a british scarface mixed with american psycho

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:06 PM

View Postpaperdyer, on 11 February 2013 - 06:36 PM, said:

Since no one has gone here yet:

"What evil lurks in hte hearts of men?  The Shadow knows! Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha"
Misspellings are what lurk in the hearts of men. :P

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

View PostWoIverine, on 11 February 2013 - 06:50 PM, said:



Thinking here that the evil spot is worse than the God spot, but that's just me.
I doubt there's one 'spot' for 'evil' and 'god'. We're the sum of our parts, not itemized parts of 'good' and 'bad' jammed together into a fleshy body. Well, okay, we kinda are, but these 'good' and 'evil' things? Why, they're just chemical reactions in the body due to stimuli, if you want to give these actions any more worthy meaning like a morally good action or an evil one, be my guest, but I don't think we'll ever get rid of our 'evil' to lazily languish in the 'good'.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

When thinking of good vs bad i think bruce lee said it best "The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose.Do not like do not dislike;all will then be clear.Make a hairbreadth difference and heaven and earth are set apart;if you want the truth to stand clear before you,never be for or against.The struggle between "for" and "against" is the mind's worst disease"

This is how i see it anyways.

"If it is not advantageous,do not move.If objectives can not be attained,do not employ the army.Unless endangered do not engage in warfare.The ruler cannot mobilize the army out of personal anger.The general can not engage in battle because of personal frustration.When it is advantageous,move;when not advantageous,stop.Anger can revert to happiness,annoyance can revert to joy,but a vanquished state cannot be revived,the dead cannot be brought back to life." Sun-Tzu

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:26 AM

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View PostHasina, on 11 February 2013 - 01:48 PM, said:

Seems less an 'evil' spot (heck even in the article they say they're not sure they found 'the only one') and more a spot of 'apathy and violence'.

'Roth, a professor at the University of Bremen, told Germany news site Bild.de that he had shown short films to criminals and measured their brain activity. A small section at the front of their brains showed no reaction to violent scenes; it remained "dark" when shown dark scenes.

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But Constantine agreed with Galetta: Complex topics and behaviors are likely linked to other areas of the brain, rather than concentrated in one “evil area.”'


I think people can become desensitized to screen violence.  Measuring braing activity while watching violence on screen is probably not that great of an indicator since a lot of people now days actively participate in very realistic violence in video games and violent movies are grosser than ever... under the guise of horror (that's not horror, that's just gore).

Anyway, need a better test.

Edited by Lava_Lady, 12 February 2013 - 03:27 AM.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:33 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 12 February 2013 - 03:26 AM, said:

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I think people can become desensitized to screen violence.  Measuring braing activity while watching violence on screen is probably not that great of an indicator since a lot of people now days actively participate in very realistic violence in video games and violent movies are grosser than ever... under the guise of horror (that's not horror, that's just gore).

Anyway, need a better test.

Agreed lava but i think any testing for violence is almost pointless.I train and teach getting punched,kneed,elbowed,kicked,picked up and slammed on a daily basis yet most people who actually know me say im one of the nicest,laid back,calm people they know.When i watch horror movies i dont just start armbaring,punching and whatever else to people in the same room haha.Think violence these days has more to do with how people are raised,but that's just my opinion.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

Brain Area 'Where Evil Lurks' Doesn't Exist: Neurologist

Evil is alive and is lurking in the brains of certain individuals, if you believe news reports linked to a respected German neurologist. The news of the scientist's discovery, however, has attracted some naysayers — including the neurologist himself.

http://www.livescien...-area-evil.html

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

Isnt that just instinct? 'Mans' will to survive as it is in the animal kingdom! As we advance/ evolve we become can so say become 'evil'! But surly its just evolution and man advances in science etc?


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

Eh. I think this is a broad generalization because everybodys brain is different, thats why we have Einsteins and George Bushes, there both thinking on two different levels.  If this is correct it would mean that everybody is essesntially the same, which I dont believe. Now there may be dark spots in the brain that contribute to evil behavior and what not but I dont think all the evil that a person does can be contributed to one spot in  the brain.  

Also I can eat a full meal while Im watching zombies rip someones flesh from the bones, or leatherface sticking a chainsaw through someone.  That doesnt make me want to go and eat people or kill them with chainsaws.  :w00t:

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:42 AM

I am as God made me.

Now there's a defense I could get use to.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:33 AM

View PostHasina, on 12 February 2013 - 12:59 PM, said:

Brain Area 'Where Evil Lurks' Doesn't Exist: Neurologist

Evil is alive and is lurking in the brains of certain individuals, if you believe news reports linked to a respected German neurologist. The news of the scientist's discovery, however, has attracted some naysayers — including the neurologist himself.

http://www.livescien...-area-evil.html

Ahhhh! Now that really hit the spot.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:06 PM

Is this newly discovered area anywhere in the vicinity of Nuremberg?


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:11 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 11 February 2013 - 12:28 PM, said:

Just for a second assume this is all true and checks out. It will mean we can test babies to see whether they will become criminals or not.  Nothing we can do about it, of course, except know in advance.  Now what?

That sounds like it'd be a slippery slope...imprisoning kids as soon as they're born for things they haven't done yet but because they have the "evil gene"... or God forbid worse, using it as grounds for abortion...

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