Posted by Lilly from D007109.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 10:11PM :
In Reply to: hm... posted by Lilly from D007109.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 10:05PM :
: Scientists don't know as much about animals as the media would like us to believe, in this case, how animals recognize & process scent. Therefore, FOR THE FBI, ETC. to use an animal's sense of smell to incriminate someone is to use a sloppy investigative tool... at least until we know more about sensory processes in these animals.
xxx So, this is an instance in which a person trained to use something does not know the limitations of his/her technique. Either that, or the person is fully aware of these limitations, but for some reason or another, the limitations are not discussed by the mainstream media when the case is covered. This actually happens a lot.
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