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Annie123
896402.  Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:14 pm Reply with quote

Mr. Sherlock Holmes used inductive rather than deductive reasoning.

 
dr bartolo
896563.  Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:04 am Reply with quote

Ergo......

 
mckeonj
896586.  Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:56 pm Reply with quote

Occam.......

 
Sadurian Mike
896604.  Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:55 pm Reply with quote

He also used citrus fruit to break into buildings.




Hence his famous phrase, 'A lemon entry, my dear Watson.'

 
Strawberry
896608.  Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:09 pm Reply with quote

Jo Brand made that joke once.

 
Sadurian Mike
896613.  Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:39 pm Reply with quote

The version I originally heard was ruder and involved lemon-scented washing-up liquid as a lubricant.

 
tetsabb
897220.  Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:27 am Reply with quote

Sadurian Mike wrote:
The version I originally heard was ruder and involved lemon-scented washing-up liquid as a lubricant.

Fairy 'nuff

 
Keetoz
897254.  Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:21 am Reply with quote

Sadurian Mike wrote:
... his famous phrase, 'A lemon entry, my dear Watson.'


In fact this is uttered not once by Sherlock Holmes in any of Conan Doyle's books. He does say 'a lemon entry' and 'my dear Watson' but not as concatenated above.

 
SteveTaylor
897325.  Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:00 am Reply with quote

He also had the record (probably still does) of being the fictional character with the most films made about him.

 
Jenny
897373.  Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:06 am Reply with quote

I'm just reading a book of Sherlock Holmes short stories, written by other authors and collected by Mike Ashley. I thought of crissdee, who would undoubtedly enjoy them.

 
SteveTaylor
897391.  Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:55 am Reply with quote

I read that there are a lot of things that Holmes used for his investigations which were far ahead of their time and got used by the actual police years later.

Anyone know anything about that?

 
mckeonj
897408.  Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:49 am Reply with quote

SteveTaylor wrote:
I read that there are a lot of things that Holmes used for his investigations which were far ahead of their time and got used by the actual police years later.

Anyone know anything about that?

Well, there was cocaine, 7% solution, still used today.......

 
SteveTaylor
898282.  Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:45 am Reply with quote

mckeonj wrote:
SteveTaylor wrote:
I read that there are a lot of things that Holmes used for his investigations which were far ahead of their time and got used by the actual police years later.

Anyone know anything about that?

Well, there was cocaine, 7% solution, still used today.......


:-)

I am not sure it is in general use by the police for solving crimes though ...

 
RLDavies
898313.  Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:50 am Reply with quote

It's been a little while since I was an active Holmesian.

The very first time we see Holmes, in A Study in Scarlet, he has just developed a chemical test to detect the presence of blood. This would have been a major advance in criminology.

Since no such test came into use at the time, it's been conjectured that the "Holmes test" must have failed in some way. Perhaps it gave false positives with other substances.

 
Keetoz
900512.  Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:40 am Reply with quote

The character of Sherlock Holmes is most famous for his powers of observation and forensic perspicacity, when Arthur Conan Doyle was writing these stories were similar methods used by the police to solve crimes or was he ahead of his time?

 

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