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POLL OF THE DAY: DOES EVIL EXIST?

According to David Frankfurter, professor of religious studies and history at the University of New Hampshire, evil does not exist. It is merely an idea people have made up to describe acts they cannot otherwise make sense of. “People have been obsessed by evil for centuries—obsessed with what evil is, who is evil, and how to avoid evil—and the 21st century is no exception. President Bush famously dubbed Iran, North Korea, and Iraq the Axis of Evil in his 2002 State of the Union address. In casual conversation and media stories alike, terrorists, politicians and criminals are labeled evil. With all these accepted references to evil, it is time that its true nature is exposed and thoroughly examined,” Frankfurter says. “We become lost in these large-scale terms for evil, invoking them for every anxiety, every criminal suspect, every political maneuver,” he says. “Those who have becom... more (12 Respondents)

What would the world look like with Nuclear Fusion as a portable, widely used resource

If we could achieve nuclear fusion what do u believe our world would look like? (9 Respondents)

The Bodies from Pompeii and Herculaneum

Thousands of people died when Vesuvius erupted in AD79. Now the bodies are on display, and are also being used for research purposes. Should this be allowed? (6 Respondents)