If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(TwinCities.com)   Polygraph test reveals incredibly rare creatures thought to be a myth: Honest Fishermen   ( twincities.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Polygraph, Ice Fishing Extravaganza, Forum News Service, Star Tribune, Minnesota, contest, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Brainerd Jaycees  
•       •       •

3961 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Feb 2018 at 12:35 PM (23 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2018-02-09 11:14:24 AM  
20 votes:
Just more proof of the fallacy that is polygraphy.
2018-02-09 11:17:18 AM  
10 votes:
Flipping a coin is a better determiner if a person is telling the truth than a polygraph. Polygraphs have been debunked and are less useful than putting a persons' hand on a copy machine preloaded with paper that have truth or lie preprinted on the paper. Call Bunk.
2018-02-09 12:44:09 PM  
5 votes:

hobnail: eurotrader: Flipping a coin is a better determiner if a person is telling the truth than a polygraph. Polygraphs have been debunked and are less useful than putting a persons' hand on a copy machine preloaded with paper that have truth or lie preprinted on the paper. Call Bunk.

Apparently they still use them as part of sex offender treatment programs, to see if the treatment is "working".


So, they basically are training them to be better liars (well as far as polygraphs go)?
2018-02-09 01:15:42 PM  
3 votes:

capt.hollister: mrmopar5287: Subby, it's a polygraph EXAM. It's not a test. A test is objective with repeatable results. Math is a test because 2+2 will always be 4 and no amount of arguing will ever make 3 or 5 the correct answer.

How about 2+2=22 ?


Don't know, depends on the humor of your polygraph examiner. The one guy who was doing the "calibration" card trick did it by having me write a number from 1 to 10 on a piece of paper where he went through and told me to deny every number he asked. The magic trick was supposed to be him telling me he knew what number I wrote down. He got kinda upset when I showed him the card with π (pi) written on it. He said it wasn't a number I could choose, and I told him he didn't say NATURAL NUMBERS...
2018-02-09 01:07:03 PM  
3 votes:
Polygraph test reveals incredibly rare creatures thought to be a myth: Honest Fishermen  fishing contest organizers are gullible about polygraph tests.

Fixed
2018-02-09 12:34:05 PM  
3 votes:

eurotrader: Flipping a coin is a better determiner if a person is telling the truth than a polygraph. Polygraphs have been debunked and are less useful than putting a persons' hand on a copy machine preloaded with paper that have truth or lie preprinted on the paper. Call Bunk.


Apparently they still use them as part of sex offender treatment programs, to see if the treatment is "working".
2018-02-09 01:00:35 PM  
2 votes:
It's quite the spectacle.
Fished it twice, didn't catch a thing, watched a third place fish come out of a hole two holes away.

img.fark.netView Full Size
2018-02-09 12:54:51 PM  
2 votes:
It's pretty cool how polygraph testing works in theory, but it relies on the test subject only getting nervous before and during the lie, then relaxing afterwards. The questions are asked several times in the same order to reinforce this. No, it's not reliable.
2018-02-09 12:53:52 PM  
2 votes:

Urmuf Hamer: Just more proof of the fallacy that is polygraphy.

Yeah, this says more about the polygraph than the existence of honest fishermen.
2018-02-09 02:15:01 PM  
1 vote:
The thing with this contest is that prizes are given away for the top 150 fish, but the prizes are not necessarily given away according to value of the prize and the size of the fish.  An 8 oz perch may net you 99th place and a new $500 ice auger, and a 7.9 oz perch will get you 100th place and a brand new $15,000 ice house.  150th place was a new ATV.  That's why even if cheaters are found afterwards, nobody can move up or down the list once results are final.
2018-02-09 01:51:21 PM  
1 vote:

Khellendros: It's better than coin flipping, contrary to what some people here have asserted.


A skilled examiner can use standard interview techniques to tease things out of people. Polygraph's basically work on people stupid enough to be manipulated into believing they work. If a criminal is a strong suspect for something, it's usually pretty easy to read body language and manipulate them into admitting things.

On the other side there are people like me who haven't done anything and know the examiners are using bullshiat voodoo science. That's why I come across as "inconclusive results." It's because I know they don't work and I don't care.
2018-02-09 01:08:45 PM  
1 vote:

Urmuf Hamer: Just more proof of the fallacy that is polygraphy.


A $cientology e-meter is basically one of the channels.  Yeah it's pseudoscience.
2018-02-09 01:03:28 PM  
1 vote:
Subby, it's a polygraph EXAM. It's not a test. A test is objective with repeatable results. Math is a test because 2+2 will always be 4 and no amount of arguing will ever make 3 or 5 the correct answer.
2018-02-09 01:02:09 PM  
1 vote:
Why TF do you need a polygraph for a fishing contest?  There could be nothing more objective.  You weigh the fish.  If they're worried people are going to the local Piggly Wiggly and buying fish, make 'em fish nekkid.
2018-02-09 01:00:03 PM  
1 vote:

Opacity: FTA: might not have legitimately caught the fish they entered, which earned them first, third and 98th places

They actually suspected the guy that got 98th? I knew competitive fishing could get hardcore, but damn.


15,000 paticipants
2018-02-09 12:54:27 PM  
1 vote:
They cheated, and now dad is threatening a defamation suit.
2018-02-09 12:53:40 PM  
1 vote:
img.fark.netView Full Size
2018-02-09 12:50:46 PM  
1 vote:
hobnail:
Apparently they still use them as part of sex offender treatment programs, to see if the treatment is "working".

Don't those programs also strap sensors to offenders' junk and make them watch porn to see what type turns them on? They don't seem like the most scientific system...
 
Displayed 18 of 18 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report