NSP037 – Story Reveals Truth

How’s your bullshit detector?

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

How good are people at detecting lies?

Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox

Is Information Fundamental?

Vlatko Vedral: Everything is information

How Facebook Tracks Your Data | NYT