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1 alinuxguru  Mon, Jan 28, 2013 8:33:33am

It does not matter how advanced a lie detector is when confronted with True Believers like Paul Ryan who believes his own lies to be true.

2 Political Atheist  Mon, Jan 28, 2013 8:38:13am

re: #1 alinuxguru
Well I don’t expect this to be a part of the next presidential debate. But what of a field interview with you by a police officer? Maybe in the aftermath of some high adrenaline incident?

3 stabby  Mon, Jan 28, 2013 9:55:43am

You realize that they’ve never been able to detect lying but they’ve always been able to detect stress such as fear.

Lie detectors have always been based on this, thus they’ve always been a scam.

If they lie to you and convince you that they can detect lies then you will feel stressed when you lie, and then the detector may “work”.

That’s always been true. That’s always been the scam. It’s always been bullshit.

4 stabby  Mon, Jan 28, 2013 9:58:28am

Heh, it’s even standard operating procedure in some places to use a card-trick to convince you that the lie detector works before giving you a serious test.

They tell you to lie about which card is yours then they show that they can detect your lie…

But of course it’s a magician’s trick and they didn’t really use the lie detector to guess your card.

So it’s ironic that lie detection is entirely based on the detection crew (and the company who made and marketed the machine) doing constant lying.


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