I used to be an avid traveler. Before Hell started. Before my life was upending and my smile took a vacation. Back when I was happy, carefree, oblivious. Back when I could, and did, make travel plans every year. Biannual family trips to explore the great American map. Camping, road trips, weekend getaways. Yearly trips to Europe or exotic locations as I explored the world.
Now I wait for this Hell to be over. My sister and I were laughing about it yesterday…that one way or another this will eventually end. The parole, the registry, the mood swings, the worry, being extra careful and aware, walking on eggshells, the trials, the retelling, the advocacy, the never ending expenses. One day this will all be over. Or I will die…and it will be over.
I never really understood the phrase ‘ The road to Hell is paved with good intentions’. Then I met ICAC.
I’ve recently found something I have been looking for…almost since this first happened. A theory, a law, a natural phenomenon, guiding principle… I found a few that came close…
I’ve been looking for a way to show how this could even be happening…how, and why, police could go from point A, through the fire and fly the spaceship to point B while convincing the Judge, public, and government that they are flying straight from point A to point B. In short the police are using Occam’s Razor, a principle of philosophy from the 1300’s, to convict our men and create felons out of law abiding citizens.
As we know the world isn’t flat. In science, math, philosophy, and society – the world is made up of bell curves.
Yes, I am showing you all my geekiness! These are the things that keep me up at night!
In any situation approximately two thirds of results will be similar and one third will be ‘outliers’. As we know, our boys and men did not go looking for, or intend to, harm children. Yet Accum’s razor will imply to the masses that they did.
In the mid 1900’s Dr. Hickam labelled a dictum thought to be the opposite of Accum’s razor which states:
In other words, while the simplistic answer may be the correct one – there is nothing to stop the other options from being true. In our cases the police did leave point A, travel through fire, to find and fly the spaceship into point B.
And I intend to prove it.
To be continued….