To Lie or not to Lie, that is the Question
Lying is as old as humans and research has confirmed that we learn to lie at a very young age. Studies have also suggested that the average person lies several times a day. So it’s not surprising, then, that lie detection has a long history.
“By this method [Middle Age’s thinking that physical torture elicits truth], the robust will escape, and the feeble be condemned. These are the inconveniences of this pretended test of truth,” wrote Italian Enlightenment thinker, Cesare Beccaria.
See the videos below for Part 1 and Part 2 of Jimmy Kimmel’s Lie Detector Series for some comic relief to your day.