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Old 07 August 2009, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Singing in the Drizzle View Post
When ask general yes/no question about ones morals or beliefs. I would guess that most people like me become hesitant and nervous. Since a polygraph is overly complicated sweaty palm detector, it tend to show such reactions as lies.
Also, since atheism is socially unacceptable in many places, an atheist might be uncomfortable if directed to declare his or her beliefs, and that, too, might trigger a false reading. You might get the same effect by asking, "Do you eat snails?" "Well, yes...{buzzzzzz}"

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