Friday, September 24, 2010

I Say Forensics!

The age-old question.  Why the heck does the word 'forensics' apply to both CSI and high school debate teams?  I am not kidding here. Is the guy to the right giving a speach or testing some gunk?  Origin of the word 'forensics':  from the  Latin forensis meaning public, from 'forum'. That makes sense for the debate definition.  But it doesn't say anything about finding our how old a bug on a body is. Actually the first definition for forensics offered by Webster's is "belonging to, used in, or suitable to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate"   The CSI stuff still seems like a bit of a stretch. But those of you interested in the bug kind of forensics will be happy to know we have beau-coup books for your enjoyment.

CSI-type Forensic Science Books

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