Monday, March 15, 2010

PLN 17

The article "The truth about truth serums" by Alan Bellows talks about what truth serums are made of and why they are and aren't reliable. Truth serums are only concentrated doses of alcohol, which makes you a little slower with worse judgment. They were used by the FBI, CIA, KGB and the DOD. They were used mostly during the cold war and people were tempted to bring them back after 9/11. In "truth" though, they don't work, because when you inject someone with truth serum they could say anything they want. This matters to me because now I know the "truth" about truth serum. This matters to education because now that we know that what we use now is relatively ineffective that we can refine it to make it better, and that is also why it matters to the world.