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Jun 27th, 2008 at 10:44pm
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http://www.georgiapolygraph.com

Saw an advertisement by the founder of Polygraph Place above advertisement.  Claims he can find out if your mate is cheating based on the polygraph.

Do people actually fall for and pay for this shit?

Could a guy like this be sued if he ended up breaking up a marriage based on this junk science?

I wonder if he makes them sign some sort of waiver before using his services.  Bet you he covers his ass real good legally.  I'd love to read his "fine print" on the service contract.

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Reply #1 - Jun 28th, 2008 at 5:37am
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T.C.,

Indeed, that's the website for the personal polygraph services of Ralph Hilliard, the owner and operator of PolygraphPlace.com.

Sadly, P.T. Barnum's maxim that there is a sucker born every minute still holds true, and people do pay for such bogus "testing" about matters of great importance. It's understandable how many would believe in the lie detector. After all, they see it touted on such television shows as Fox's The Moment of Truth, Dr. Phil, Maury Povich, and Steve Wilkos. And so when they have doubts about such matters as marital fidelity, they turn to bottom-feeders like Mr. Hilliard who hold out the false hope of establishing the truth (in exchange for, in Mr. Hilliard's case, about $500).
  

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Reply #2 - Jun 28th, 2008 at 8:29am
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Somebody has to cater to the "Jerry Springer" crowd.

Joke:  What's the difference between a polygrapher and a couple of high class hookers?

Answer:  They will both cost you $500, but the hookers will provide you with a bona fide service!
  

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Reply #3 - Jun 28th, 2008 at 3:45pm
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Don't know about you guys but.......I MISS SAKETT!!
I'm sure he would have some gems of intelligence on this. Grin
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 28th, 2008 at 6:37pm
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I think he and his cohorts finally figured out that they were doing more harm than good by posting here.

Then again, maybe they are all on summer vacation.

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Reply #5 - Jun 30th, 2008 at 6:25am
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Just look at all the people that pay hundreds of dollars for a "psychic reading" with Sylvia Browne.  Not enough people critically look at her record and how she actually operates (it's just cold reading, folks); people just take her word for her abilities without any evidence, or with carefully selected evidence.

I guess polygraphers are happy for Sylvia, however.  She's doing exactly what they are doing: preying on the unsuspecting and downtrodden.  They're probably jealous of her, if anything.  They certainly will never encourage people to question her dubious claims, because then how will they explain why their own claims must not be questioned?  Or, why they never answer such questions if it's okay to ask them?

One born every minute?  Is the interval really that long?
  

Is former APA President Skip Webb evil or just stupid?

Is former APA President Ed Gelb an idiot or does the polygraph just not work?

Did you know that polygrapher Sackett doesn't care about detecting deception to relevant questions?
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