History Main / LiesToChildren

27th Nov '16 12:43:07 AM VVK
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TruthInTelevision as the atom example above shows. Considering how much we don't understand of the universe, science ''itself'' is this to a degree. That said, only add general RealLife examples, please. (ex: "the atom looks like a solar system.")

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TruthInTelevision as the atom example above shows. Considering how much we don't understand of the universe, science ''itself'' is this to a degree. (Stewart and Cohen have come pretty close to saying that all human knowledge will always be like this, because no description of reality is the same thing as the reality itself.) That said, only add general RealLife examples, please. (ex: "the atom looks like a solar system.")
22nd Nov '16 3:34:22 PM DragonRanger
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* In ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'', the entire mess got started when [[spoiler:Espella's father didn't want her to ring a big bell because he wanted to save that for a special occasion, so he brought up a witch from local folklore and told her that if she rings the bell, the evil witch would [[DemonicPossession possess]] her. This backfired when the bell was rung and it ''did'' cause disaster, causing the poor traumatized girl to believe she ''was'' possessed by a witch.]]



* Subverted in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20031121 here]], when a young Agatha asks about her locket.

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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20031119 here]] and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20031121 here]], when a young Agatha asks about her locket. Barry tries to tell Agatha one of these lies, but she starts questioning how illogical it is.
-->'''Barry:''' Um... it's science.
-->'''Agatha:'' ''Ah.'' You mean you'll explain when I have a sufficiently advanced background education.
13th Nov '16 4:15:31 AM Chabal2
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* Gleefully subverted with ''ComicBook/LiesToTellSmallChildren'' by Andy Riley (the author of ''ComicBook/BunnySuicides''), which contains such facts as "Milk feels pain", "Wine makes mummy clever", that there are things living in acoustic guitars that eat fingers, and that every year Scotland is towed southwards so as to have a summer.
6th Sep '16 12:19:50 AM CaptEquinox
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* Robert Enrico's last film, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONQX4Mktr9M Film/Made In Winter]]'', has a divorced father of three barricading himself in his farmhouse with his kids after their mom got custody. Similar to ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful'', he tells them this is just a game, and keeps them thinking that right through the police negotiations and up until the armored security forces and SWAT teams arrive bristling with military hardware, and [[spoiler:he shoots the kids and himself]]. This is based on the real-life [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2yRtHWnGbM Andre Fourquet tragedy]] in 1969 in the village of Cestas in southern France, although Fourquet was honest with his children.

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* Robert Enrico's last film, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONQX4Mktr9M Film/Made Made In Winter]]'', has a divorced father of three barricading himself in his farmhouse with his kids after their mom got custody. Similar to ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful'', he tells them this is just a game, and keeps them thinking that right through the police negotiations and up until the armored security forces and SWAT teams arrive bristling with military hardware, and [[spoiler:he shoots the kids and himself]]. This is based on the real-life [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2yRtHWnGbM Andre Fourquet tragedy]] in 1969 in the village of Cestas in southern France, although Fourquet was honest with his children.
6th Sep '16 12:17:52 AM CaptEquinox
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* Robert Enrico's last film, ''Film/MadeInWinter'', has a divorced father of three barricading himself in his farmhouse with his kids after their mom got custody. Similar to ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful'', he tells them this is just a game, and keeps them thinking that right through the police negotiations and up until the armored security forces and SWAT teams arrive and [[spoiler:he shoots the kids and himself]]. This is based on the real-life Andre Fourquet tragedy in 1969 in the village of Cestas in southern France, although Fourquet was honest with his children.

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* Robert Enrico's last film, ''Film/MadeInWinter'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONQX4Mktr9M Film/Made In Winter]]'', has a divorced father of three barricading himself in his farmhouse with his kids after their mom got custody. Similar to ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful'', he tells them this is just a game, and keeps them thinking that right through the police negotiations and up until the armored security forces and SWAT teams arrive bristling with military hardware, and [[spoiler:he shoots the kids and himself]]. This is based on the real-life [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2yRtHWnGbM Andre Fourquet tragedy tragedy]] in 1969 in the village of Cestas in southern France, although Fourquet was honest with his children.
12th Aug '16 6:35:50 AM wusch
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*** Or simply the fact that in a history class you are told that this is how the things happend. As there are never all informations on a single event described in history avaible, one can only say how it //most likely// happend.



*** Or simply the fact that in a history class you are told that this is how the things happend. As there are never all informations on a single event described in history are avaible, one can only say how it //most likely// happend.
12th Aug '16 6:34:10 AM wusch
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*** Or simply the fact that in a history class you are told that this is how the things happend. As there are never all informations on a single event described in history are avaible, one can only say how it //most likely// happend.
28th Jul '16 1:20:06 AM PaulA
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* In the Creator/JudyBlume book ''Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself'', Sally asks her mother how babies are made. Her mother mumbles something about how the husband plants a seed in the wife; ten-year-old Sally wants more details, so Mrs. Freedman buys her a book about it. Later on, her unmarried teenage neighbour gets pregnant and Sally asks how that's possible, since the book told her sex was something only married people did.

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* In the Creator/JudyBlume book ''Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself'', ''Literature/StarringSallyJFreedmanAsHerself'', Sally asks her mother how babies are made. Her mother mumbles something about how the husband plants a seed in the wife; ten-year-old Sally wants more details, so Mrs. Freedman buys her a book about it. Later on, her unmarried teenage neighbour gets pregnant and Sally asks how that's possible, since the book told her sex was something only married people did.
8th May '16 9:02:32 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Demonreach the GeniusLoci commiserates with Bob the knowledge spirit over the fact that Bob has to explain [[spoiler:the temporal ripples of a potential future catastrophe so terrible that its ''possibility'' is damaging the present]] using the analogy of a thrown rock. Harry Dresden, who had thought he had a fairly solid grasp of magical theory, is [[ImStandingRightHere a bit put out]].



* Atheists view religion as such and vice versa.


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* RealityIsOutToLunch in ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'', so the beleaguered protagonist has to grope at understanding the infinite weirdness of the [[{{Multiverse}} Perception Range]] with ''children's books'' as references. Justified in that a being's subjective experience -- including the [[MindScrew content of some books]] -- is limited to what they're able and willing to perceive, and Fern has to start from Square One, but it leads to situations like Fern being knocked unconscious by a [[http://www.bogleech.com/awfulhospital/book1.html picture-book]] TomeOfEldritchLore that describes a {{reality warp|er}}ing EldritchAbomination in terms of a solipsistic undead cake.
28th Apr '16 7:36:25 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* This is a running gag with Calvin's Dad from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', as the page quote illustrates, but always taking it [[BlatantLies so far from reality]] it can hardly count as helpful. He also explains the workings of a lightbulb and vacuum cleaner as "[[AWizardDidIt magic]]".

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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
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This is a running gag with Calvin's Dad from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', from as the page quote illustrates, but always taking it [[BlatantLies so far from reality]] it can hardly count as helpful. He also explains the workings of a lightbulb and vacuum cleaner as "[[AWizardDidIt magic]]".



** ''Both'' of Calvin's parents had some pretty unique ways to get him to eat his dinner. Early in the strip, when he wouldn't eat, his dad told him "that's a good idea, Calvin, because it's a plate of toxic waste that will turn you into a mutant if you eat it." He couldn't finish fast enough. While his mom objected to it that time, she did it herself in later strips, telling him that stuffed peppers were "monkey heads", that the rice in soup was maggots, and that her casserole was "spider pie". (Unfortunately, while such methods convinced Calvin to eat, they made his dad [[LostMyAppetite lose his appetite]].)



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