A Diverse Collection of materials About, For, By and Related To the increasingly important field of Legal Expert Witnesses & Consultants of all kinds. It includes resources on Using, Finding & Paying Experts; What they Can & Can't do; What's needed to become one; Rules, Laws & Court Decisions that effect them or their use; and Articles written by Expert Witnesses & Consultants spanning the wide range of their expertise.
All professions are conspiracies against the laity. - George Bernard Shaw
An expert's a person who knows enough about what's going on to be really scared. - P.J. Plauger
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EXPERT SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE STANDARDS
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An expert's someone who can take something you already knew and make it sound confusing. - R. Rinkle
See Our Law & Medicine Topic Area for much more on Medical Experts, Malpractice issues, etc.
Hell If We Know What, If Anything, These Mean:
You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy. - Drilling experts to Edwin Drake, 1859
Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction. - Pierre Pachet, Physiology Prof. at Toulouse, 1872
This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings... The device is inherently of no value. - Western Union, 1876
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. - Lord Kelvin, Royal Society Pres., 1895
Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. - Irving Fisher, Prof. of Economics, Yale Univ., '29
I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable falling on his face and not me. - Gary Cooper rejecting lead in 'Gone With The Wind'
I think there's a world market for maybe five computers. - Thomas Watson, IBM chairman, '53
We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. - Decca Records rejecting the Beatles, '62
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. - Ken Olson, Pres. & founder of DEC, '77
640K ought to be enough for anybody. - Bill Gates, '81