“There is nothing so deceptive as an obvious fact.” Sherlock Holmes

What did Sherlock mean when he said that? He meant that it is human nature to want to arrive at answers quickly and easily, and then stop looking for the correct answer. When a crime has been committed, the easiest and most tempting thing to do is accuse the person who looks like a criminal, or who has a previous criminal record. As Sherlock says, the fact that this appears to be the obvious solution […]

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