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PostPosted: October 12th, 2020, 7:24 pm 
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tanaphar wrote:
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i am disposed to thinking that lying is a bad thing. if lying would benefit me (i.e., by keeping fish in a lake i visit) then i would not achieve that benefit by lying.

i would achieve it by not encouraging (directly or indirectly) that the lake gets fished. I'm pretty sure most people here approach it the same way.
Because (I'm pretty sure) most people (here) are disposed the same way.

If you are trying to find out if anyone has lied, your answer has a 99.9% chance of being Yes.
If you are trying to get an idea of how many, by seeing how many admit it, you might want to try another method.
Because admitting lying defeats the purpose of lying.
It also has a bad look lol.

But lies are interesting. That they exist. It could have been that humans evolved just to say true things, for the obvious utility in that.

Lies are a very advanced thing, I think. I get this feeling that lies could not happen except in a kind of accidental way. I mean, long ago, we strung words the wrong way as a kind of mishap -- but then realized "Hey... i could STILL say this accidental thing!" lol.

I cannot see how someone could be inclined to lie without that first accident having occurred to them. Anyway I know this is off topic. My apologies.

Honestly.

a simple yes or no would suffice!! :D :lol: :wink:

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PostPosted: October 14th, 2020, 8:52 am 
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a simple yes or no would suffice!! :D :lol: :wink:[/quote]

Indeed it would.
But that doesn't change anything :wink:

But seeing that you prefer concise, my answer is:
No.


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