What is the origin of evil?
Evil is the other side of the coin in that instead of serving communal survival, it serves individual interests. In hard times animals and early humans had to scrounge for sustenance, and hoard if possible for the harsh winter months. The more you have, the higher the chances you will survive to see another day. Steal your neighbor's bread and they might not survive, but you will. We have this inherent drive for more, no matter what period in history. More money, more things, more entertainment. Greed and power offer security, theyre the warm blankets that protect us from cold struggle. It doesnt matter how much "progress" we claim to make as a society, our core primal instincts will show one way or another. Today we can call a loved one on the opposite side of the world from a small handheld slab, transmitting the signal through satellites floating in space. We are so advanced, such progress. At the same time, in the same world, some bankers embezzle millions from others, there's genocide, murder, theft, even entire economies ruined to fill someone's pockets. The same story has repeated itself through history and we dont seem to get any better at getting rid of it, so I dont think we ever will. Evil is part of our DNA in the same way Good is.