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Re: Jerry Black To Polygraph Bruce Maccabee -

From: John Rimmer <jrimmer.nul>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 20:25:02 +0000
Fwd Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 08:02:14 -0500
Subject: Re: Jerry Black To Polygraph Bruce Maccabee -

>From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 10:08:45 -0600
>Subject: Re: Jerry Black To Polygraph Bruce Maccabee

>What? This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard! Polygraphs
>are a shim-sham, a crack-pot machine, and are easily defeated.
>So says Dr. Philip Zimbardo of Stanford and a couple of other
>lettered researchers from other universities on an up-dated
>college telecourse I saw just Tuesday.

>Polygraphs are a lie in the fog, completely subjective, and are
>indicative (to the powerful masses) of likely guilt... and only
>_possible_ innocence. They _only_ do harm and _never_ do any
>lasting good, and they are desired only by persons who would
>likely _never_ be strapped to the fallacious machines

>Dr. Maccabee! You don't need to do this! It's not valid; it's
>not science; it proves _nothing_! You've a reputation to stand
>on! Stand on it!

Blimey! What's going on here? I, a cursed pelicanist and
skeptibunker, entirely agree with Alfred Lehmberg!

Polygraph tests are just as he describes: indicative of guilt,
and never proof on innocence. They are, completely phoney

Bruce Maccabee has made a very foolish decision, and once he has
made it any - perfectly rational - second thoughts will be seen
as an admission of guilt!

Bad move.

John Rimmer
Magonia Magazine

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