NSP037 - Story Reveals Truth

NSP037 - Story Reveals Truth

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Despite most people thinking they have a pretty good one, science tells us that people are pretty bad at detecting lies. But the very fact that we care so much says something about the value of truth to your average human. Why do we get angry when we're lied to? Does it have utility to survival, or is there something deeper going on? Could it be that information is the fundamental building block of the universe itself? Let's get speculative! ## Episode Links ## Anchorman - Saint Diego https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpVTP41Tpqc How good are people at detecting lies? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HzWwUCA498 Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWO-cvGETRQ Is Information Fundamental? https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/is-information-fundamental/ Vlatko Vedral: Everything is information https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfQ2r0zvyoA How Facebook Tracks Your Data | NYT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAO_3EvD3DY
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Despite most people thinking they have a pretty good one, science tells us that people are pretty bad at detecting lies. But the very fact that we care so much says something about the value of truth to your average human. Why do we get angry when we're lied to? Does it have utility to survival, or is there something deeper going on? Could it be that information is the fundamental building block of the universe itself? Let's get speculative! ## Episode Links ## Anchorman - Saint Diego https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpVTP41Tpqc How good are people at detecting lies? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HzWwUCA498 Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWO-cvGETRQ Is Information Fundamental? https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/is-information-fundamental/ Vlatko Vedral: Everything is information https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfQ2r0zvyoA How Facebook Tracks Your Data | NYT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAO_3EvD3DY
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