Yes, Virginia, lie detectors are fallible

After 19 months of study, experts convened by the National Research Council, an arm of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, concluded that national security is too important to be left to such a blunt instrument,’ and noted pointedly that no spy has ever been caught [by] using the polygraph.’”

You can read more in William Safire’s outstanding editorial. (free registration required)


Tags
liberty

Date
October 16, 2002