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Lying

Updated 08/04/2017
ly·ing2
ˈlīiNG/
  1. 1.
    present participle of lie2.
adjective
adjective: lying
  1. 1.
    not telling the truth.
    "he's a lying, cheating, snake in the grass"
    synonyms:untruthfulfalsedishonestmendaciousdeceitful, deceiving, duplicitousdouble-dealingtwo-faced
    literaryperfidious
    "he was a lying womanizer"
    antonyms:truthful


       How to Spot a Liar (18:34) 
On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those
lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive.  
Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows
the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception — and she
argues honesty is a value worth preserving.
   
  

Our Buggy Moral Code (16:23)
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden
reasons we think it's OK to cheat or steal (sometimes).  Clever studies help make his
 point that we're predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we can't grasp.
 

The Future of Lying 
(18:24)
Who hasn’t sent a text message saying “I’m on my way” when it wasn’t true or fudged
the truth a touch in their online dating profile?  But 
Jeff Hancock doesn’t believe that
the anonymity of the internet encourages dishonesty.  In fact, he says the searchability
and permanence of information online may even keep us honest.

   
The Magic of Truth and Lies (and iPods) (5:07)
Using three iPods like magical props, Marco Tempest spins a clever, surprisingly
heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion.
 
  
The Pattern Behind Self-Deception (18.54)
Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things — from alien
abductions to dowsing rods — boils down to two of the brain's most basic, hard-wired
survival skills.  He explains what they are, and how they get us into trouble.


Why People Believe Strange Things (13:25)                                                                                  10/15/2016
Why do people see the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich or hear demonic lyrics in
"Stairway to Heaven"? Using video and music, skeptic
 Michael Shermer shows how
we convince ourselves to believe — and overlook the facts.



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