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Who told the first lie in the world? What was it?

Fantastic and romantic as telling a lie is in the field of art, it is often much less welcome in reality. Sometime, we might well justify ourselves in telling lies to others. But the more we practice our skill of telling lies, the more the demarcation line between harmful lies and harmless ones blurs.

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  • Sep 20 2012: I agree with Krisztián Pintér

    It was probably a single cell life form.
    The first lie?

    I can't reproduce.
  • Sep 26 2012: "Trust me"
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    A wal

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    Sep 21 2012: It was either it was like that when I got here or no love, that animal skin doesn't make your arse look fat.
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    Sep 21 2012: No... I didn't do that... I would never do that... I love you.
  • Sep 20 2012: Hi He
    Well, "telling" a lie means language was involved, so my guess would be that the first lie went something like this..."ugh" uttered by someone named something like "ugh".
  • Sep 20 2012: Probably an unintentional initial miscommunication that led to an unexpected desirable outcome, followed shortly by an intentional miscommunication desiring the same outcome.

    Probably had to do with food or sex...
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    Sep 19 2012: Perhaps the first man lied to himself.
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    Sep 19 2012: Was the first lie intentional and non-accidental?
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    Sep 18 2012: Not to be political but it was a democratic politician
  • Sep 18 2012: Who took the food that I hunted and gathered?
    Not me!
    You have crumbs on your face.
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      Sep 18 2012: This is a good guess.
      Monkeys have been know to act deceitfully in order to protect their food from alpha monkeys. Deception is a survival tool, so my guess is that we started deceiving others with our actions before we had the language to actually lie. And we would have also learned to do this as a way to outsmart the animals we were hunting.
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    Sep 18 2012: the first lie was probably told by a single cell life form like 4 billion years ago