Archive for January 11th, 2008

I have an utter distaste for the word, evil. In addition to the concept being simplistic and completely subjective, it’s an intellectual dead end.

Stephen Hawking once typed, “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge”. The moment we define an act or perpetrator as evil, we cease our examination. But evil is not a motivation, it is an interpretation. If we don’t work to understand the true motivation of the offender, we can never hope to change the behavior.

Now I’ll climb off of my soapbox and get back to doodling.