Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Art, Science & Inference

David Grann's article The Mark of a Masterpiece New Yorker (July 12 & 19, 2010), is entertaining summertime reading -- and it offers interesting lessons (yes, it really does) about
(a) analysis & synthesis (holism) in inference
(b) synthesis & intuition (again, in inference)
(c) some of the dynamics of fact investigation
(d) the "science" of fingerprint analysis
(e) source uncertainty
(f) some matters I won't mention (because I don't want to spoil your fun)
and, yes,
(g) DNA evidence
David Grann's article is itself a minor masterpiece.

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The dynamic evidence page

It's here: the law of evidence on Spindle Law. See also this post and this post.

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