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I don't get why ESPN and other outlets are making such a big deal out of Clemen's saying Pettitte "misremembered" what he told him. MISREMEMBERED IS A WORD!!!!!!! These outlets are making themselves look stupid because they are too lazy to check and see if it is actually a real word... What a joke...

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Good fantasy team name..."Misremember the Titans"...

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I don't get why ESPN and other outlets are making such a big deal out of Clemen's saying Pettitte "misremembered" what he told him. MISREMEMBERED IS A WORD!!!!!!! These outlets are making themselves look stupid because they are too lazy to check and see if it is actually a real word... What a joke...

Perhaps people are just misremembering ... B)

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=misremember

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Good fantasy team name..."Misremember the Titans"...

Not bad! It's got cross-over appeal for both Football and Baseball.

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I don't know a whole lotta legalese and formalities... but what's stopping these guys from getting strapped to a polygraph test?

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I don't know a whole lotta legalese and formalities... but what's stopping these guys from getting strapped to a polygraph test?

Probably b/c a polygraph doesn't really prove anything. People should never refer to it as a "lie detector" test, since there is no such thing. A polygraph basically tests if someone is nervous, measuring physiological responses like blood pressure, pulse rate, respiration, etc. Anyone liar can easily pass a polygraph by remaining calm.

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Probably b/c a polygraph doesn't really prove anything. People should never refer to it as a "lie detector" test, since there is no such thing. A polygraph basically tests if someone is nervous, measuring physiological responses like blood pressure, pulse rate, respiration, etc. Anyone liar can easily pass a polygraph by remaining calm.

Also, I'm pretty sure that they are not admissable in a court of law as evidence.

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Perhaps people are just misremembering ... B)

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=misremember

It isnt according to MSN Encarta

http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/misremember.html

I guess it just depends on whatever dictionary that Clemens looked at before using misremember

It is a word ...

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=misremember

http://www.bartleby.com/61/11/M0341100.html

http://www.yourdictionary.com/misremember

http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/misremember

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Probably b/c a polygraph doesn't really prove anything. People should never refer to it as a "lie detector" test, since there is no such thing. A polygraph basically tests if someone is nervous, measuring physiological responses like blood pressure, pulse rate, respiration, etc. Anyone liar can easily pass a polygraph by remaining calm.

I have to disagree with you here Highlander. Even seasoned liars have a hard time passing the polygraph. It does measure pulse, BP, respiration, however they are indicators of dishonesty. Many police departments require them for pre-employment purposes. They are not allowed in MA for employment reasons, however MA is a very liberal state, so it doesn't surprise me. I know several people who have taken them, and were dishonest, and were found to be dishonest by the polygraph. The thing is, is everyone is nervous when they take them. What happens is, you settle in, and the person who asks the questions starts you off with some easy, and baseline questions such as your name, DOB, address, color of your hair, etc...and then incorporate some of the questions they are trying to get at. It is the body's natural response to dishonesty to increase pulse, BP, resirations. Like I said, even compulsive liars can't prevent the autonomic physical response that comes with lying. Are they beatable? Yes. It takes some practice, but I have done some research on them, and if you practice certain techniques, they can render inconclusive or truthful readings. There ar many of books you can find to help, and if you have enough money, I am sure someone like Clemens could pay off a polygraph operator to practive with, to get it right. hey are not perfect, but in the right situations are very reliable.

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I have to disagree with you here Highlander.

We can certainly agree that a polygraph measures responses that are associated w/ lying. But I believe that we also agree that a polygraph is also fallible. I won't say that it's easy to fool, but their results are questionable enough that their use in a court of law remains controversial.

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We can certainly agree that a polygraph measures responses that are associated w/ lying. But I believe that we also agree that a polygraph is also fallible. I won't say that it's easy to fool, but their results are questionable enough that their use in a court of law remains controversial.

ya, 95% isn't good enough (not sarcasm)

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ya, 95% isn't good enough (not sarcasm)

95% isnt 'beyond a reasonable doubt', which is what you need in a court of law

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