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  •  I know that, I mean it in the sense that (2+ / 0-)
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    Cedwyn, smartdemmg

    researchers overreach with conclusions, further exacerbated by science reporters looking for sensational headlines. Perhaps the better comparison is "lie detectors".

    When lay people read "MRI detects lying" or "Gay men and women share same brain responses" I'd say the field is too young to draw such conclusions, however valid the methodology may be at this point. I'm open to the research, which is nothing if not fascinating.

    •  Agreed on the over interpretation aspect. (2+ / 0-)
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      Cedwyn, the fan man

      In a comment below I asked the diarist to include links to the articles he cites on recent findings for that very reason. While the diarist's interpretations are intriguing, I prefer to see the direct source material myself and not a third party interpretation.

      when you ask Americans why the poor are poor, they always say it's because they don't work hard enough... They act like poverty is a character issue."

      by smartdemmg on Sun Feb 21, 2010 at 09:49:20 AM PST

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