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Seven symptoms of evil from New Scientist magazine

The idea that evil is a disease is predicated on the observation that mass killers share some common traits:

Compulsive repetitive violence

Obsessive beliefs

Rapid desensitisation to violence

Flat emotional state

Separation of violence from everyday activities

Obedience to an authority

Perceiving group members as virtuous

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22830471-000-syndrome-e-can-neuroscience-explain-the-executioners-of-isis/


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Well, I am Obsessive about my beliefs

I am much more desensitisation to violence then when I was younger. It is everywhere!

I surely have Separated violence from everyday activities - so as to not be violent at all.

I exercise Obedience to an authority - God and all those he has appointed

I certainly perceive my brothers and sisters (group members) as virtuous

How many is that 5?

Describe "flat emotional state". Is it not getting angry or upset over perceived wrongs? Maybe that could make 6.


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