Interesting Quote on Forensic Science

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brian
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Interesting Quote on Forensic Science

Post by brian » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:24 pm

July 5, 2012: While reading an interesting book "Provenance - How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art" I came across the following quote on Forensic Science:
  • 'Arthur Conan Doyle* once said that forensic science was unique because with most sciences
    • "You start with a series of experiments and work forward. But in forensic science we have the finished product and we have to work backward”'
COMMENT: The book is Highly Recommended! It chronicles one of the greatest cons in the history of art forgery. From the dust jacket “A well-plotted thriller, filled with unforgettable characters and told at break-neck pace. But it most certainly is not fiction!"

*FYI: Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes and for the adventures of Professor Challenger.
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