Originally Posted by Liranan
Human conditioning and brainwashing, not nature.
To understand nature go on youtube and find a video titled 'Human Nature talk with Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, James Gilligan, Richard Wilkinson' and enjoy the truth.
You should note that I didn't aim, specifically, to exclude the relevance of nurture. The video you referenced says it best: "Nature versus nurture is an utterly over-simplifying view."
They go on to argue the two out, which is very interesting, but the point is to ultimately prove that the entire endeavor is futile.
That's basically my stance, so forgive me for not having a revelation. I don't believe nature is exclusive to nurture. Human nature is, of course, heavily impacted by nurture. Using the term "human nurture" over "human nature" is just awkward and only serves to sidetrack the point I was trying to make. "Nature" and "nurture" can certainly be used interchangeably for a person who's spent a good deal of time studying the two, until finally getting to the chicken and egg level of that debate. That's not a direction I aimed to take my debate, so I didn't make a special distinction.
I think you're a bit caught on pushing your narrative about nature versus nurture, for whatever reason. Let me revise, for you: I don't believe our nature (inclusive of our environment) has changed sufficiently to disregard the idea that power corrupts.