Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Thinking with your gut

We all think with our brains. The human instinct to tell lies is just as deeply and finely evolved as the human instinct to discern the truth. Lying is the most important survival tool of all life. Camouflage is French for lying. Camouflage says, “I am not here.” Viceroy butterflies lie to birds by looking like Monarch butterflies. Telling a lie is critical to the survival of any animal or plant, so obviously, the 'arms race' of crafting lies and detecting lies has been refined to an enormous degree in Homo sapiens sapiens.

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