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Exchange Exemplar: Lies And Liars And Understanding Them

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"Abraham Lincoln attacked the South." 

"I can't do it tonight, I have to wash my hair." 

"The dog broke it, Mommy."  Each one a lie, but obviously lies of somewhat different degrees. 

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin takes up the human capacity to wander from the truth, and gives some pointers on staying in a truth-based world, in the book A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age.  The chat dates from the campaign season of 2016, but the book's scope is much broader than political lying. 
 

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