View Poll Results: Would the lie detector improve the world?

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Thread: A World of Truth?

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    Re: A World of Truth?

    Humans are not socially developed enough to accept reality as it is, which is why we lie to others and more importantly ourselves. We don't do it out of malice most of the time, but mostly just to maintain a status quo and to feel safe.

    As for a lie detector... I would not be in favour of it due to the probability of its abuse.

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    Re: A World of Truth?

    Humans are not socially developed enough to accept reality as it is, which is why we lie to others and more importantly ourselves. We don't do it out of malice most of the time, but mostly just to maintain a status quo and to feel safe.

    As for a lie detector... I would not be in favour of it due to the probability of its abuse.

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    Re: A World of Truth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edify_Always_In_All_Ways View Post
    I see. So politicians are the world's only liars?
    Of course not.However it is corrupt politicians that cause a lot of the problems in the world through deception. They tell people what they want to hear and use lies and double speak while doing another thing.

    What if we could ask those traveling to the US if they wished any harm to the country or if they'd ever been a member of Al-Qaeda?
    The truth is subjective.IF you ask a member of Hamas "are you a member of a terrorist group" they most likely are going to say no even though they are a member of a terrorist and the rest of the world views them as a terrorist group.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: A World of Truth?

    All government agents would be required to wear the new an improved infallible portable lie detector especially when they are speaking publicly.
    'The whole universe is going to die!'

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    Re: A World of Truth?

    No way we arent mature enough as a species to handle the truth.
    The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

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    Re: A World of Truth?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    All government agents would be required to wear the new an improved infallible portable lie detector especially when they are speaking publicly.
    Why bother? It's perfectly easy to tell if a government type is lying.....just check to see if his lips are moving.

    (Yeah, tired and lame, but SOMEBODY was going to say it!)

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