|The Auschwitz concentration camp|
In a previous article on the hunting hymenoptera I mentioned the problem of evil, often called the problem of pain, the well-known title of a book by CS Lewis. Although this question is mainly ethical or philosophical, it also has some relationship with science, as will be seen at the end of this post.
We can consider two different types of the problem of evil:
- Human evil, caused by man. The Auschwitz concentration camp has become its most mentioned paradigm.
- Natural pain, the fact that natural processes can cause severe pain to humans and other living beings.