How reliable is the science behind forensic science?

Fascinating PBS: FRONTLINE show from April, “The Real CSI: How reliable is the science behind forensics?”

So it turns out that the Forensic sciences (with the notable exception of DNA) are no more “hard science” than Creation “science”, social “science”, or Scientology… Most have no scientific basis at all, and those that do rarely reach the “reliability” of the polygraph, which is only slightly more reliable than the “hunch”.

The good news is that if you have $700 and can click a mouse, you too can become a certified forensic “expert” eligible to testify in state and federal courts!

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