OF LIE DETECTION
Lord, Lord, how this world is given to lying.
-- FALSTAFF in Henry V, Part 1
All th' wurruld is busy deceivin' its neighbor an itsilf. Th' poor are poor because they are poor liars an' th' rich are men that've accumylated large stock iv non-assissable, inthrest-bearin' lies or inherited th' same fr'm their indulgent an' mendacyous fathers. That's what they tell me.
-- "MR. DOOLEY" (FINLEY PETER DUNNE)
Some of the most amusing lies on record have been told in connection with the Lie Detector itself.
-- W. M. MARSTON
Nature is full of guile. From the lowly insects to our primate cousins, animals have evolved a wide variety of methods for deceiving other animals, their enemies, their conspecifics and, most commonly, their prey. Some of these deceptions are structural in character; the animal has become a walking (swimming, flying) lie: the praying mantis that stands like a dry stick, the angler fish whose luminous uvula lures its small victims right into its jaws, the moth whose markings simulate a bitter-tasting