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Detecting deception

Hephaestus2 posted 10/9/2018 17:28 PM

There is no such thing as "Pinocchio's Nose".

The evidence is clear. Polygraphy is based on pseudoscientific hokum (although polygraphs may be used to trick gullible people into exposing themselves).

The polygraph is predicated on the false beliefs that (1) when a person lies, she feels guilty and therefore nervous and (2) when she feels guilty and nervous, she has specific involuntary physiological responses (change in heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, skin conductivity, dilated pupil, etc).

Mark Harris (Wired, 10-01-2018) does a good job of describing the persistence of this nonsense.

https://www.wired.com/story/inside-polygraph-job-screening-black-mirror/

Considerable research has been conducted to clarify more reliable methods of detecting deception.

Hephaestus2 posted 10/12/2018 17:39 PM

One new way to detect a wife's deception regarding her sexual escapades is the DNA test.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/dna-test-divorce/571684/

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