Boolean Moriarty?

Could Sherlock Holmes’s true nemesis have been a mathematician?

A thorough comparison between Conan Doyle’s fictional Moriarty and the real Boole reveals numerous persuasive similarities. Both characters held chairs at small provincial universities; both won appointments on the basis of outstanding early work; both had interests in astronomy; the two were of similar appearance – an illustration of Moriarty in Conan Doyle’s work bears a striking resemblance to a photograph of Boole and may well have been based on it.

I once came across some Sherlockian thinking that was hailed as a brilliant insight into the canon. The guy posited that Moriarty tutored the young Holmes in mathematics.

It fits.

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