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Comment: Re:forensic 'science' (Score 1) 135

by reub2000 (#47848629) Attached to: New DNA Analysis On Old Blood Pegs Aaron Kosminski As Jack the Ripper

A bit too late to convict anyone at this point don't you say?

There are problems with many of the forensic methods used. However, eyewitness testimony is even less reliable. The way humans recall events from episodic memory is seriously flawed. Forensic evidence is always circumstantial evidence, and should always be treated as such. That's in addition to any flaws on a particular method.

As pointed out here, this man was suspected of being the ripper before there was any DNA evidence. DNA evidence just makes the case stronger.

The herd instinct among economists makes sheep look like independent thinkers.