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Simulations Reveal How White Lies Glue Society Together And Black Lies Create Diversity | MIT Technology Review

Simulations Reveal How White Lies Glue Society Together And Black Lies Create Diversity | MIT Technology Review | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Evolutionary biologists have long thought that lying ought to destroy societies. Now computational anthropologists have shown that nothing could be further from the truth.
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Iñiguez  reports that the greatest diversity occurs when there is a certain amount of deception. In that case, white lies strengthen ties while black lies weaken them and this tension allows diversity to flourish. “The results of our study suggest that not all lies are bad or necessarily socially destructive; in fact, it seems that some lies may even enhance the cohesion of the society as a whole and help to create links with other people,” say Iñiguez and co.

 
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6-Year-Olds Know When You're Making Sins of Omission

6-Year-Olds Know When You're Making Sins of Omission | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
In a new study, kids gave lower ratings to teachers who left out key details about toys. And once misled, they inspected new toys more carefully.
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Ryan Jacobs says, "Bottom-line: Explain the full-fledged functionality of Super Soakers to your kids or risk losing their trust forever."


 

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