Kyle Hill on Polygraphy

Kyle Hill

Skeptic Kyle Hill, a graduate student at Marquette University who maintains the blog Science-Based Life, takes a look at the evidence for polygraphy in “The Polygraph Test: Can Science Tell if You Are Lying?” He compares the claims made by polygraph advocates such as the American Polygraph Association with the findings of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the National Research Council.

Kyle’s conclusion: “The foundations for polygraphy are flawed, the evidence is lacking, and the science disagrees. Therefore: science can not yet tell, with any significant accuracy, if you are lying.”

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