Perhaps the most sinister effect from attempting to exercise the (non-existent) finite knowledge of good and evil is that the attempt :
. . . creates universal justifiable paranoia.
cogito ergo sum i.e. it is my thinking that creates who i be/am; this is a peek at the 'man behind the screen' -with 'apologies & credits' to The Wizard of Oz film- And, of course, THE HOLY BIBLE