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    No s*** sherlock(?)

    I remember reading in an Agatha Christie novel that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories had 'so many fallacies..' And some of them do, too. So, being in the mood to be particularly derisive, I was wondering if anyone felt like criticizing Holmes' logic.
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    That would take the fun out of it .
    Ningún hombre llega a ser lo que es por lo que escribe, sino por lo que lee.
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    He's a junky, he's allowed to be illogical.

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    Holmes is a cool detective, I liked the books, movies and T.V shows.

    Poirot was also an awesome character. I grew up with both christie and Doyle.

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    Holmes

    How could anyone dare to question the mastermind Holmes?
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    Why am I wilfred and wanda
    ? i have two identities.
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    Well, I thought it'd be fun. So is there anyone up for it?
    Last edited by fayefaye; 12-04-2003 at 06:59 AM.
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    Which storey?

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    The 13th I think.

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    hmm.. You can go for it, but I haven't read that one yet. I wanted to pick apart the Case of The Speckled Band, but I haven't read it in about a year and a half... I might pick up some more of his stories later just to pull them apart. I'm sort of over that mood now though.
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    You wan't to read sketchy logic? I suggest we read the reason bush in vaded Iraq.

    I wish sherlock was part of that blunder of logic, it would have been great.

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    I am not aware of errors in Sherlock Holmes stories but I recently learned some interesting things about him. Holmes is based on a Doctor, Dr. Joseph Bell who taught Doyle in medical school. Like Holmes, he would figure out what people did for a living just by looking at them.
    The name "Sherlock" was taken from an Irish cricket player and "Holmes" comes from Oliver Wendall Holmes.

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    Cool I didn't know that.

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    Another thing you should look into is how Holmes' tastes in musc reflect his disposition: He hates Italian and French music, but enjoys that of Gremany.

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    Ok FayeFaye, I havn't read any Holms novels, but please enlighten the rest of us here on his faulty logic. Or at least stop teasing us! You first suggested doing it like 10 days ago, so out with it!
    ...Also baby duck hat would be good for parties.

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