Want a truth serum? Try testosterone.

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Gahars, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    So hey, everyone, welcome back. It's going to take some time to navigate all the nooks and crannies of the new Temp, so how about something a little familiar?

    That's right: It's time for science!

    So, truth serums have been an old staple of fiction for some time, and it's easy to understand why. Scenes of enhanced interrogation can be as tortuous for the audience as it is for the characters, so a way of skipping that sort of business makes for a handy little plot device.

    Unfortunately (or fortunately, take your pick), scientists have struggled to make such a thing a reality. Until now, at least: when it comes to getting the truth, researchers have discovered that testosterone may be the best-osterone.

    [​IMG] Doctor Tipster

    So, while it may turn males into libido fueled muscle men, at least we're honest libido fueled muscle men. And in the end, isn't that what counts the most?

    Now, we're obviously far away from a testosterone fueled truth serum, but it will be interesting to see how scientists build upon this research. We may finally say good bye to water boarding - and welcome bench pressing in its place.
  2. narutofan777

    narutofan777 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 27, 2010
    umm i dont think this would be useful against terrorists. so what if they tell the truth they will be behind bars for the rest of their lives and will be in gitmo forever.
  3. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Because there's no value in gaining information about their plans, their allies, etc.?
  4. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

    Jan 22, 2009
    United States
    It might work on untrained operatives, but trained people on the other hand... I mean, we are obviously far enough away from a real serum, but at this point I think torture will be still the best method for information extraction. If they do develop it, then great, that's one more nail in the coffin for ever using torture which I detest.
  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Well, "I wanna' fuck" is pretty honest...
  6. Skelletonike

    Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

    Dec 26, 2008
    Steam City
    I remember I posted something similar regarding this on the SB a few days before the temp went down, although it was from a dif source, this was the one I showed to the people that were there at the time: Source

    It's about the same news however I found that funny because I was talking about manly men at the time (which is what the source I used mentions as well). xP
    So yeah, too bad for you Dinoh. =3
    chavosaur likes this.
  7. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
    Really neat and all, but it will mostly be like a polygraph test wont it? Minus havimg to read changes in heart rate and stuff, but rather the subject still has to be willing to submit to such a test. Plus, I am sure this would have different effects on different people.
  8. DinohScene

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    Oct 11, 2011
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    You just had to mention me didn't you?
    Something testosterone related and you immediately mention me as the perfect example of the opposite of it ;p

    <3 you too Skellie :wub:
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