ATG Quirkies: Did Sherlock Holmes Have It Backwards?

by | Jun 8, 2018 | 0 comments

Apparently he did! At least that’s according to forensic doctor and pathologist Thomas Young. As noted in the post “Sherlock’s Curse” in Psychology Today, Dr. Young claims that Arthur Conan Doyle’s “tricks of fiction have falsely portrayed an inferior method as a superior one. With plenty of experience and trial research behind him, he boldly states in his new book, The Sherlock Effect: How Forensic Doctors and Investigators Disastrously Reason Like the Great Detective, that using Holmes’ approach is a poor way to conduct forensic investigations. It has infected our legal system and caused many injustices…”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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