posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:21 AM
Originally posted by PocketRevolution
It has been suggested that Holmes was attempting to self-analyze his way out of madness. Only, self-analysis is a route into madness. Attempting to
repair a broken instrument with the same broken instrument is about as useful as trying to measure a measuring device with itself. You end up in a
I registered just to echo this wisdom. Well said mate.
When you analyse... you paralyse. Because you always leave a door of doubt open, hoping that you have separated the 'sane' from the 'insane', or
the 'fixed' from the 'broken'.
That division would create immense internal conflict, which would eventually spill over into the outside world.
If those were his intentions, chaos would inevitably spring forth disguised as rational acts. A real shame.