Sherlock Holmes for the win

 

I came across this quotation from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s detective hero, Sherlock Holmes, on MeWe.  Click the image for a larger view.

I wonder how we could get our politicians, journalists and influencers to absorb the truth of that statement?  When push comes to shove, I reckon a huge proportion of our present troubles in this country could be avoided, or minimized, or mitigated, if only people would avoid that mistake.

Yes, yes, I know – I’m impossibly na├»ve to think that might even be possible, much less hope for it . . .

*Sigh*

Peter

4 comments

  1. Good luck with that… Now days you're guilty day one, and they WILL convict you, truth/evidence be damned…

  2. What are the facts? Again and again and again — what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what "the stars foretell," avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable "verdict of history" — what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
    From Time Enough For Love by Robert Heinlein

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