LieCatcher
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LieCatcher

A Poll Troll © Robert Thibadeau, 2005, I think Vancouver

Polls Troll

The Truth of Truth and Lies in Polls

The science of lies is a cognitive science. As is the science of truth. The fundamental problems with polls is that they are fiat questions asking for fiat answers, and the polling process cannot tolerate the essential dialogue required to solve the problems. The human brain does not work correctly with fiat assertions, whether they are questions or answers or, for that matter, any…

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Robert Thibadeau

Robert Thibadeau

Carnegie Mellon University since 1979 — Cognitive Science, AI, Machine Learning, one of the founding Directors of the Robotics Institute. rht@brightplaza.com