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Between you and the terrorists...

2013-08-20 16:50:18.769635+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

So you may have seen the report that Federal agents are attempting to suppress information that may help people change the results of polygraph tests.

Ignoring the First Amendment issues surrounding this, this means that our national security is in the hands of people who think that suppressing evidence about "e-readers" (hellooo scientology!) and cold-reading will improve said security. It's worth reading the "Conclusions and Recommendations" chapter of the 2003 National Academy of Sciences The Polygraph and Lie Detection report:

Polygraph Accuracy Almost a century of research in scientific psychology and physiology provides little basis for the expectation that a polygraph test could have extremely high accuracy. The physiological responses measured by the polygraph are not uniquely related to deception. ...

Trimmed there for space reasons, but it's worth reading the chapter.

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