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What a fascinating man. Given the time he lived and what was socially acceptable (politics, medics, policing) it is amazing that his ideas were taken up and became standard operating procedure. Some of them must have been seen as ridiculous and heretical. I found Sir Bernard to be inspirational and I am sure his fortitude and exploration still inspire people, with out-there ideas, today. There is surely a little of his adventurous spirit in the forensic discoveries of today - DNA fingerprinting, computer databases, DNA samples from fingerprints etc.