History Fridge / TheInventionOfLying

30th Aug '17 4:51:56 AM HalcyonDayz
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** You could argue that for some things at least, it would improve the world-no CEOs defrauding millions, for instance, crimes solved by simply asking suspects if they did it (as is seen in the movie), etc. A baby will cry because they have realized that crying gets them attention. And, as any parent knows, children will lie to get out of trouble or hide that they were doing something they shouldn't have been. This suggests, and is further proven at the end, that lying is a genetic trait in this world. This begs the question if Mark was simply the first mutation to develop the gene or if it is a recessive gene many have that just hasn't been activated.

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** You could argue that for some things at least, it would improve the world-no CEOs [=CEOs=] defrauding millions, for instance, crimes solved by simply asking suspects if they did it (as is seen in the movie), etc. A baby will cry because they have realized that crying gets them attention. And, as any parent knows, children will lie to get out of trouble or hide that they were doing something they shouldn't have been. This suggests, and is further proven at the end, that lying is a genetic trait in this world. This begs the question if Mark was simply the first mutation to develop the gene or if it is a recessive gene many have that just hasn't been activated.
25th Jul '17 9:55:48 PM RGZReGZ
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* Likely to be WildMassGuessing, but why is the main Character "Mark"? Because according to modern and most accepted biblical scholarship, Mark is one of the two source document for the two other Synoptic gospel.
7th Jul '17 8:42:31 AM cdrood
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*** The only way such a world could exist is if the condition didn't exist. Likewise, hallucinogenic drugs also can't exist. With no concept of falsehood, then there can't even be conditions where one person believes something to be true that another knows to be false.
5th Jan '17 6:45:46 PM DoctorSleep
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* If everyone believes in a happy afterlife and the world of the living is cruel to anyone who isn't good-looking, what's stopping the suicide rates from going up?
6th Oct '16 11:10:33 PM BattleMaster
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** Wondering could still be possible. Everyone is just honest that they don't know if aliens exist or not?

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** Wondering could still be possible. Everyone is just honest that they don't know if aliens exist or not?not?
* If Mark is automatically believed when he gives a different number for his bank account than what he has in there, does that mean that humans in this world all have perfect recall and don't make honest mistakes? Or see something and initially mistake it for something else? Did no animal in this world ever evolve Mullerian or Batesian Mimicry? Do animals like cats not use threat displays to make themselves appear larger and more formidable than they really are when they see a predator?
11th Mar '16 6:50:46 PM flarn2006
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*** Which doesn't even make sense when you think about it. Wouldn't it make more sense for evolution to favor good liars?
31st Jan '16 2:16:21 PM Fireblood
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** It seems like this would fall under the things people ''believe'' to be true, however. People who are devoutly religious certainly don't believe it's lies (nor are atheists lying when they say it is, or at least unproven). Assuming you take a purely secular view, it's still not "lying" to surmise that there is an intelligence behind events, that the essence of a person doesn't just fade away after death, etc. The film has a plot hole here I think.



** You could argue that for some things at least, it would improve the world-no CEOs defrauding millions, for instance, crimes solved by simply asking suspects if they did it (as is seen in the movie), etc.y as six months old; a baby will cry because they have realized that crying gets them attention. And, as any parent knows, children will lie to get out of trouble or hide that they were doing something they shouldn't have been. This suggests, and is further proven at the end, that lying is a genetic trait in this world. This begs the question if Mark was simply the first mutation to develop the gene or if it is a recessive gene many have that just hasn't been activated.

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** You could argue that for some things at least, it would improve the world-no CEOs defrauding millions, for instance, crimes solved by simply asking suspects if they did it (as is seen in the movie), etc.y as six months old; a A baby will cry because they have realized that crying gets them attention. And, as any parent knows, children will lie to get out of trouble or hide that they were doing something they shouldn't have been. This suggests, and is further proven at the end, that lying is a genetic trait in this world. This begs the question if Mark was simply the first mutation to develop the gene or if it is a recessive gene many have that just hasn't been activated.


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** This brings up another question: why can't suspects just refuse to answer? Of course, if everyone only tells the truth, one might surmise that [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique torture is a common interrogation method]], since it really ''would'' always work in this world.
4th Jan '16 1:12:37 AM Statzkeen
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* If Mark could mention aliens and not have to explain what they are to everyone, that means that no one has invented them. Therefore, do aliens exist in this world?

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* If Mark could mention aliens and not have to explain what they are to everyone, that means that no one has invented them. Therefore, do aliens exist in this world?world?
** Wondering could still be possible. Everyone is just honest that they don't know if aliens exist or not?
1st Dec '15 9:21:44 PM Hyperion5
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** One can also wonder how thieves can ever make a living in this world. As shown in the scene with Mark's father, catching a thief is trivial.

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** One can also wonder how thieves can ever make a living in this world. As shown in the scene with Mark's father, catching a thief is trivial.trivial.
* If Mark could mention aliens and not have to explain what they are to everyone, that means that no one has invented them. Therefore, do aliens exist in this world?
18th Apr '15 12:07:26 AM Hemma
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* We can assume that fraud and other acts of deceit are unknown, and therefore not criminalized. Therefore, Mark never does anything illegal.



** In RealLife, there are some physiological safeguards against lying (blushing, etc) which seem to be carried on by evolution. This movie just take them one step further.

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** In RealLife, there are some physiological safeguards against lying (blushing, etc) which seem to be carried on by evolution. This movie just take them one step further.further.
** One can also wonder how thieves can ever make a living in this world. As shown in the scene with Mark's father, catching a thief is trivial.
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