Magic as advanced technology

Roger Burton West roger at
Thu Sep 16 07:55:19 EDT 2004

On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 01:51:37PM +0200, Belben Philip wrote:
>Another way the eyeballs show emotion (thinking at the keyboard, here,
>always dangerous!) is that people flick their vision briefly in other
>directions.  The direction, frequency and angle of flick probably contain a
>lot of clues.  ISTR reading somewhere, I think a work of fiction, in which a
>character flicked his eyes upwards when telling the truth and downwards when
>lying.  Or something.

There's also the extent to which one meets someone's eyes while speaking
with them - but this varies a great deal with culture.

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