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Re: Roswell: 'Lie' Detection?

From: "Business to Business Magazine (Michael Malone)" <btbmag@ro.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 15:40:03 -0500 (CDT)
Fwd Date: Sun, 25 May 1997 01:50:28 -0400
Subject: Re: Roswell: 'Lie' Detection?

> Scott:  Lets broaden the scope here a little.  UFO debunkers who claim to be
> legitimite UFO researchers should also be given a battery of tests to see
> weither THEY are telling the truth.  One would think THEY would like to clear
> up THEIR credibility problems once and for all, if indeed they were telling
> the truth.  Many UFO witnesses have in fact submitted to tests to prove their
> honesty.  Should not those who accuse these witnesses also be expected to
> prove THEIR honesty.

In exactly what way would a lie detector test the honesty of the
investigator?  Are you suggesting that an investigator is reporting
conclusions that they know in adavance are false?

> Should not those who make accusations  also be put to the same tests.  Of
> course if the debunkers were in fact lying it would be foolish for them to
> submit to  fair and accurate testing.  The only way out would be if they
> could rig the tests.

Depends on what the accusers are accusing.  If the accusers accuse the
witness of lying, I fail to see how a lie detector would serve any useful
purpose.  Are you trying to find out if the accuser really believes that
the witness is lying?  Not to mention that lying is often an investigative
technique, and proving that the investigator is lying, when they INTENDED
to lie isn't exactly useful.

> I don't expect a rush by the debunkers to undergo testing anytime soon.  I
> mean realy take the tests, not just talk about doing so.  If we realy wanted
> to get to the bottom of these arguments about the validity of witness
> testimony involving Roswell we would be pressing for fair and accurate tests
> of ALL concerned.

Ah... Debunkers.  Well, then they should be held to the same scrutiny that
the give witnesses.  I hate double standards, and I hold debunkers to the
same standard I hold witnessess.

Michael




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