The Polygraph As A Truth Detector

Written by William Trevino

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The background

The polygraph procedure and machine is an accretion of 1930s technology and popularized psychology rooted not in practices of modern science, but rather based onrepparttar traditions of polygraph testing itself. In that sense, a polygraph examination is a self-fulfilling process, "measuring" a series of physical signs withoutrepparttar 119223 machine and drawing subjective, psychological sounding conclusions in varying ways depending uponrepparttar 119224 mental state and set and training of each, andrepparttar 119225 rapport between both,repparttar 119226 examination subject andrepparttar 119227 examiner. The result of this exercise, associative ofrepparttar 119228 monitoring machines of Scientology, is a series of conclusions aboutrepparttar 119229 veracity of specific statements or guilt generally, conclusions unsupportable by consistent scientific logic or by confirmation by other means. In fact, there is convincing evidence to suggest thatrepparttar 119230 procedure is much more likely to create victims of false allegation than it is likely to detect purveyors of falsehood or paragons of guilt-however falsehood or guilt may be defined. The statistical illustration atrepparttar 119231 end ofrepparttar 119232 paper provides an illustration of this phenomenon. To readrepparttar 119233 rest of this articel go to

Retired air force master sergeant who now offers help to discredit the polygraph machine.

Hodgepodge Justice

Written by Terry Dashner

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I believe that national governments of all countries are responsible to God and its citizens to discover and protect human rights. However, positive law proponents disagree. They believe that nations and their governments create laws. In light of history, this is a dangerous philosophy to embrace. Accountability, according torepparttar Bible, is first to God and then torepparttar 119222 state. God ordained human governments to maintain order throughoutrepparttar 119223 world. Citizens are to abide byrepparttar 119224 laws ofrepparttar 119225 land; however when a man’s law supersedes God’s law, God’s people must resist it with all their might.

I conclude this “hodgepodge” of thoughts with a quote from Thomas Jefferson. He said, “God who gave us life, gave us liberty. Canrepparttar 119226 liberties of a nation remain secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties arerepparttar 119227 gift of God? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

Terry Dashner.

Senior Pastor at Faith Fellowship Church in Broken Arrow, OK. 918-451-0270

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