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I would rather say to be evil (the word evokes the moral dimension) requires the knowing and informed assent to act to the contrary of the Good.Evil & Good dichotomy affects all lifeforms, not just humans on this planet. Whether any lifeforms are innately purely evil or good, I doubt.
(It's hard to determine animals as evil, when often they do, by our standards, evil things, purely in the interests of survival. To accuse an animal of evil will require first the proof that animals have a moral consciousness.)
Ah ... not according to universal metaphysics in general, nor the Abrahamics specifically.The human condition is certainly dual and the principal motive is for us to limit our evilness and expand fully our goodness.
The human is an holistic being, a body-soul union in which the sum is greater than the parts – I would go so far as to say that humanity is tripartite.
Duality exists at the level of the world, which we are called to rise above, but that duality is nevertheless neither unfortunate nor intrinsically problematic. It's a matter of perception.
If one reads St Paul, for example, there are two terms for the body – soma and sarx – soma means 'body' and sarx means 'flesh' – the former refers to the whole person, the latter refers to the person-in-the-world, the body soul 'dichotomy'.
Human nature is not innately evil, it is good, but wounded, a self-inflicted wound, carried out by a fully-informed intelligence.