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The Myth of Fingerprints

Posted by Dian on April 15, 2004

In Reply to: The Myth of Fingerprints posted by Dian on April 14, 2004

: does anyone know the origin of the phrase "the myth of fingerprints"? there's a current movie with that title and it's a lyric in a Paul Simon song. I did a Google search for it but didn't find much.

book on fingerprinting: 2001
movie: 1997
paul simon song: ca. 1987

paul simon is the earliest reference that's turned up so far, so did he just make up the phrase?