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Reader comment on item: [Michael Smerconish and I Debate:] What Kind of Airport Profiling?

Submitted by Max Hocutt Ph.D. (United States), Oct 5, 2004 at 12:16

Profiling is just noticing those traits that improve our chances of making the right discriminations. Unfortunately, we have as yet no reliable way of seeing what is in another person's soul, which remains invisible to us. We do, however, know how to discover a man's nationality, ethnic group, religious affiliation, personal associations or other visible sign of loyalty. So, uncertain as these are, we must concentrate on them.

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