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How does one learn the "Science of Deduction"...
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How does one learn the "Science of Deduction" like Sherlock Holmes?
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>>7808386
Sherlock Holmes had an uncanny sense of remembering small details. Like Jack Reacher.

So Sherlock Holmes gathered all these details and observations and applied regular-ass human logic an intuition (intuition is just logic we don't know the logic of) and arrived to a conclusion and solved mysteries.

Jack Reacher gathered all these small details and observations and comes to a conclusion then he goes and just fucking kills them all.

The only thing important here is that the ability to observe and gather information is the bottleneck for deduction. You can only form accurate ideas with accurate information, so intelligence relies on information gathering. The analysis from information come naturally to humans, it's why we're running the world.
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>>7808408
To sum this up OP, basically you need to be observant.
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>>7808386
quit posting pop-sci questions on this board.
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I'll just leave this here.

http://www.amazon.com/Mastermind-Think-Like-Sherlock-Holmes/dp/014312434X#customerReviews

>170 customer reviews
>The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature's greatest detective

>No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home?

>We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology,
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You should watch Psych, OP.
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Learn formal logic.

The reason Holmes was such a genius and could figure the littlest things out was because the stories were all planned so that he not only would, but he would impress you.

That sort of person isn't realistic.

What's more realistic is someone like House or Columbo, when it comes to watching smart people figure things out.

Sherlock Holmes is a dude who basically has a photographic memory and an IQ so high his brain can just automatically see connections between things and deduce the correct conclusion from many potential combinations of information. People like him are stupid to read about and not realistic. Don't worry about trying to be like him.
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pic very related, people circlejerking about stupid ass "powers of deduction and reasoning" (and even recommending popsci books on it, >>7808879, holy SHIT) need to stop
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>>7808386

Sherlock Holmes was just one of the lucky autismal sperglords who gets some form of savantism instead of being one of the pants shitting brony lego hoarding ones, which depressingly is like 70% of em
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