This was an interesting video. But does have it's problems.
Hank gets into the dirty details behind our lying ways - how such behavior evolved, how pathological liars are different from the rest of us, and how scientists are getting better at spotting lies in many situations.
The Science of Lying [Video]
I was disappointed with the video because it gave a reason for why humanity knows it is immoral to make lying a day-to-day practice \or a way of life, but does not give any evolutionary explanation for how and why humanity became presupposed to be liars. The video goes as far admitting that we all lie even from an early age but stops short of calling it what it is. Sin. Lying is evil. Plain and simple. No one likes being lied to or lied on. Why, if it is so natural and a good thing? It's not. So my question is: How do we free ourselves with it? Sometimes when the truth is inconvenient, how do you avoid the temptation to lie? How do you break free? We all know what it's like to fall for it and lie almost without even thinking about it. Why would any one of us think that we won't have to pay for that? We know we have told lies. We know we have hurt other people. So wshat what are you going to do about it?
The truly unfortunately thing is that when the video points out how religion may have helped people realize that lying was bad for society, it references medieval Europe as if the Bible, and many other things had not already been in place - just to take a jab at Christianity.