Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Brain fingerprints under scrutiny. This sounds rather like that nineteenth century belief that bumps on the skull determine criminality. I'm also dubious about why this new form of 'truth detector' is being wheeled out for a Death Row appeal, was there no way for the inventor to get the machine's supposed ability verified without something as important as this? If I were a judge I would be doubtful about any judgement given by the machine if there were no other coroborating evidence.