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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.
17th Apr '15 11:29:49 PM Hemma
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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 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 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.activated.
** 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.
17th Apr '15 11:27:46 PM Hemma
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* In a world where partners select each other for genetics, marrying Mark makes perfect sense, since he has a superior ability, which turns out to be congenital.
24th Oct '14 8:54:02 AM GreatWyrmGold
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** Schizophrenia is not simply believing "something crazy" is true. Although, this does bring up the question of how people would react if they realized Mark was saying things that aren't...



** 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.
* Science has determined that we learn to lie as early 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.
* Science has determined that we learn to lie as early
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.
16th Sep '14 12:20:31 PM FuzzyWulfe
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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.

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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.etc.
* Science has determined that we learn to lie as early 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.
5th Apr '14 7:23:19 PM Fireblood
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** Maybe because, for all their jerkassery, even without the protagonist's lies to keep them in line [[RousseauWasRight people aren't that bad.]]

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** Maybe because, for all their jerkassery, even without the protagonist's lies to keep them in line [[RousseauWasRight people aren't that bad.]]]]
** 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.
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