Write a 9 pages paper on the danger of using lie detector. The danger of using a lie detectors is that innocent people will be mistakenly pronounced as being guilty since the test only measures physiological responses. Such responses may be caused by a number of emotions, for instance, fear and anger of which guilt is only one. The device has an equally unacceptable rate of falsely accusing innocent people. One question that is emerging is. how reliable are the polygraph tests?
Cheating is human. There has never been, nor ever be an honest society. So long as human beings lack the means to quantify lies or weigh hypocrisies, there is no need for any individual or society, supposing that any other society is more dishonest than another. Various cultures of the world can be distinguished on the basis of how it copes with deceit, the types of lies it denounces, the type of institutions it fashions to expose the deceits(Messer and Jones, p 108).
The lie detector and its use have been great in modern society. The instrument has become one of the greatest projects of the twentieth century, aiming at improving the effort to transform the central moral question of our collective life and how to fashion a just society. The instrument also drew its legitimization from two noble half-truths about our political life which states that: democracy depends on transparency in public life and that justice depends on equal treatment for all persons.
As a society based on the political principles rather than a common history or shared kinship, the modern society has decided to resolve social conflicts with public rules regardless of any other factors taking place behind the scenes. Social rules are often in conflict and society is quick to justify them in the name of science. Science, in itself, is considered as the least arbitrary and the most transparent form of rulemaking. This has led to the treatment of deceit and .the original sin of the social contract, with a redoubled dose of science.