A Response to a Critic of the Critics

Mark Page, Ph.D.

The author of the website http://www.bitemark.org posted an article regarding the admissibility of bitemark evidence in several cases in Texas, and spent some time discussing the supposedly ‘asinine’ nature of applying experimental scientific methodology to forensic science. The article makes the point that the scientific method should not apply to some disciplines, as they are not ‘hard’ sciences, like physics and chemistry. This commentary represents an example of why critics of forensic science find these disciplines particularly frustrating, in that they attempt to justify their forensic practice on the basis that they are somehow ‘different’ or ‘immune’ to good scientific practice. But there is no logical reason why forensic science and the scientific method should be mutually exclusive….. Read more by clicking on the PDF below

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Another article  by Mark Page can be found by clicking this link: http://www.fdiai.org/articles/Uniqueness-Fact_or_Fiction1.pdf


4 responses

  1. I wonder how much longer the American Academy of Forensic Sciences will put up with and recognize this small group of bitemark adherents (aka: American Board of Forensic Odontology) who now profess to be “immune to science”?

  2. Pingback: More professional harassment of forensic experts, this time a pathologist. Plus political action spurred by bitemark case. | FORENSICS in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends

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