Good and Evil (Janes)
English biophysicist Mark Janes circa 2009 conception of good and evil in a thermodynamic sense. [5]
In ethics, good, as opposed to bad (or evil) is a term describing a number of effects or variables of favorable character or tendency, generally being predisposed towards life. [1]

In 1903, George Moore, in his Princia Ethica, argued that the question of “what is good?” is the central problem in ethics. [3] In Moore’s view, the question of whether something is good is always an open question and that ‘good’ denotes some simple natural property of the universe of which we are intuitively aware. [4]

The description a drug, such as Valium, or a human pair of reactants, such as Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, being characterized as having “good chemistry” together invariably leads into a discussion on what in chemistry, as a whole, is “good” as contrasted with that which is “bad” or in the extreme case evil. [2] Likewise, the characterization of what is good in thermodynamics, particularly in the thermodynamic analysis, of humans invariably leads into a theory of morality or ethics and questions on how to teach this in schools. [3]

1. Good (definition) – Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000, CD-ROM.
2. (a) Baenninger, Alex. (2003). Good Chemistry: The Life and Legacy of Valium Inventor Leo Sternbach. McGraw-Hill Professional.
(b) Nochimson, Martha P. (2002). Screen Couple Chemistry, (pg. 13). Auston, Tx.: University of Texas Press.
3. Hammond, Dick K. (2005). The Human System from Entropy to Ethics, 4th ed. (eulogy ed. with commentary on post-doctorial mentor Ilya Prigogine). Publisher: Dick Hammond.
3. Moore, George. (1903). Princia Ethica. Publisher.
4. Stokes, Philip. (2002). Philosophy 100: Essential Thinkers (pgs. 166-67). Enchanted Lion Books.
5. Soulatrophic pathways –

See also
Right | Wrong

External links
Good and evil – Wikipedia.

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