An effective investigator must not only obey this injunction faithfully, but prepare himself to avoid believing the wrong thing largely because that's what he's been cultivated to be predisposed to believe.
So, "Prepare Thyself" is my offering to the god of Wisdom.
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Mostly, but not exclusively, the aphorisms go to the first question (Q-1) raised in the triple set characterized as the substantive questions of investigation as opposed to the three moral questions.
They are also quite important as to Q-2 and Q-3.
To repeat and set the stage:
An investigation must be conducted in a manner that is moral:
The substance of an investigation must be conducted so as to answer the following three questions:
- Who is accusing/investigating?
- What, if anything happened?
- Who are the responsible parties (not only who shot the gun, but who provided the bullet)?