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The (Animated) Truth about Dishonesty

Definitely worth 11 minutes:

And if you’re in need of an afternoon chuckle, look no further than The Onion’s “Newborn Loses Faith In Humanity After Record 6 Days.”

Little Lies and Not-So-Little Lies (We Can't Disguise)

Little Lies and Not-So-Little Lies (We Can’t Disguise)

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely hit an anthropological home run in the Wall Street Journal this past weekend with “Why We Lie,” a preview of his ridiculously well-titled upcoming book, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves. (You can watch the Predicatably Irrational author’s wonderful TED talk here). What Ariely and his […]

Jonathan Haidt Is a Chronic Liar? Dirty Dishes, Intuitive Excuses and Self-Justification

Jonathan Haidt Is a Chronic Liar? Dirty Dishes, Intuitive Excuses and Self-Justification

From the opening of the third chapter of Jonathan Haidt’s brand-new book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, which hit the stands last week. As you’ll see, for those interested in the human propensity for self-justification (and the problems that causes), it’s an absolute must-read: On February 3, 2007, […]

Another Week Ends: Moonrise Kingdom, Foolish Folly, Conflicted Lewis Worship, Tiger Moms and Snake Handlers, Hitchens on Dickens, and New Shins

Another Week Ends: Moonrise Kingdom, Foolish Folly, Conflicted Lewis Worship, Tiger Moms and Snake Handlers, Hitchens on Dickens, and New Shins

1. A couple of hot-off-the-presses reasons for living. First, pre-registration for the 2012 NYC Mockingbird Conference (4/19-21) opens on Monday! Again, the theme this year is “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts: Honesty, Humility and the Grace of God” and our keynote speaker will be none other than Michael Horton, Reformation Impresario Numero Uno and all around […]

Another Week Ends: More Forgiveness, Addiction and Maslow; Lying Pundits, Tolerance Cults, Googling Mormons, Santiago Casilla, Elvis, Tom Waits and Cookie Monster

Another Week Ends: More Forgiveness, Addiction and Maslow; Lying Pundits, Tolerance Cults, Googling Mormons, Santiago Casilla, Elvis, Tom Waits and Cookie Monster

1. On the subject of forgiveness, The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan posted a comment from one of his readers that gets at what I was trying to say in this week’s article, namely, that any attempt to tack a requirement or condition onto forgiveness (in the case of the HuffPo piece, repentance) robs it of […]

"Liar, Liar Pants on Fire!"

"Liar, Liar Pants on Fire!"

I just stumbled across this article on Newsweek.com entitled “The Truth About Lying”, which takes a look at our current culture of lying. It offers a tough diagnosis (DZ actually posted about the same book that this article references last week. Check it out here). It exposes how we don’t even recognize when we’re lying […]

Lying Liars and Their Lying Faces

Lying Liars and Their Lying Faces

The Guardian recently published an excerpt from Robert Feldman’s The Liar In Your Life: How Lies Work And What They Tell Us About Ourselves, an in-depth look at all things 9th Commandment-related, and wow! (In the US, the name of the book was changed to The Liar In Your Life: The Way To Truthful Relationships […]

Ask Me No Questions, I'll Tell You No Lies (Mom)

Ask Me No Questions, I’ll Tell You No Lies (Mom)

A treasure trove of original sin-related observations from a recent feature in New York Magazine. Fascinating if slightly sobering stuff: “In the last few years, a handful of intrepid scholars have decided it’s time to try to understand why kids lie…. [In an extensive study conducted by Dr. Nancy Darling at Penn State, high-school students […]