The other night I was reading one of my favorite authors, James White. His Sector General novels are a perennial favorite of mine. In his stories taking place on the multispecies Sector 12 General Hospital, one of the species which figures prominently are the Kelgian people. Big honkin’ caterpillar lookin’ people with fur that is constantly moving and shifting in response to the individual's emotional state. This movement is involuntary and thus Kelgian peoples are unable to lie about their emotional state. The author extrapolates this inability to lie about emotional state into an all inclusive inability to lie about anything. The Kelgians don’t even really understand politeness, because to them it seems a very illogical attempt to mask the way one really feels or what one really means. Anyway… Using that as an example. How do you think the world would be if humans had no choice but to to say exactly what they were thinking, without ability to edit, and were completely unable to lie in any of that verb’s many, many, many versions and guises. EDIT ~ To extend the question to another level... If this had always been a quality of our species, always, where do you think we would be now as compared to the way things are? Do you think it would make a difference to where we are technologically, spiritually, culturally, socially? Discuss amongst yourselves. I've shpilkes in my geneckteckessoink.