NO ROOM FOR OCCAM


THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY ROOM FOR OCCAM (OR HIS RAZOR) IN A CONSPIRACY THEORIST'S COURTROOM OF SILLINESS


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>>> "How do YOU explain the fact that everyone in the limo was moving forward [between Zapruder frames 312 and 313]? You can't see the obvious?" <<<

Yeah, right...it just so happens that President Kennedy's head is
exploding and moving rapidly forward at the exact INSTANT he was hit
in the head with the assassin's bullet....but some CTers want to think
that the BULLET striking Kennedy WASN'T the cause of the rapid forward
movement of Kennedy's head between Z312 and Z313.

Now THAT'S true-blue denial, kids. And a really bad case of it, too.

Can you just hear the defense attorney trying to get a jury to swallow
this nonsense? It'd be a scream. Let's listen in to a sample of it:


"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury....we all know that President
Kennedy was shot in the head at Zapruder frame #313...and we can
easily see his head moving very rapidly FORWARD between frames 312 and
313
(i.e., the exact INSTANT that JFK is hit in the head with a
bullet)...we all know this...but we here on the defense side of the
courtroom want you 12 good men and women of the jury to believe that
something ELSE caused John Kennedy's head to snap forward very rapidly
at the EXACT SAME ONE-EIGHTEENTH OF A SECOND when he was ALSO being
hit in the head with a rifle bullet....and we think you jurors should
seriously consider this 'strawman' argument I'm going to introduce to
you now....

"And that strawman is this -- It wasn't the assassin's bullet
that caused the forward movement of John Kennedy's head. It was,
instead, the automobile's SLOWING DOWN from 11 or so MPH to about 8
MPH that caused JFK's head to pitch forward very quickly between Z312
and Z313! That's obvious, isn't it?!

"Forget about that bullet hitting him at that EXACT SAME 1/18th
of a second! That's unimportant here! The important thing to remember,
ladies and gentlemen, is this -- We MUST find ways (any way will do!)
to AVOID THE OBVIOUSNESS OF WHAT WE SEE IN THE ZAPRUDER FILM! And we
also must (at all costs!) avoid soiling the skirts of the defendant,
Lee H. Oswald!

"Because ANY evidence that leads toward the notion that the
defendant in this case could have possibly fired the shots that killed
John F. Kennedy MUST be automatically turned on its head, and such
evidence MUST always be considered faulty in some manner -- just like
this "head going forward" business.

"Sure, his head moves forward at the EXACT INSTANT he's being
killed with a rifle bullet! But that doesn't have to mean that the
BULLET caused that forward head snap AT THAT EXACT SAME INSTANT, does
it? Of course it doesn't!

"Rule 1A applies in this courtroom of silliness, ladies and
gentlemen....and that rule is this --- "THERE'S NO ROOM FOR OCCAM'S
RAZOR WHEN IT COMES TO THE INVESTIGATION OF THE ASSASSINATION OF
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY"!

"Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. .... We'll now need a 5-minute
bathroom break, Your Honorable Judge Ito....because I can see that
jurors #3 and #10 are about to split a gut with laughter, and their
bladders are also notoriously weak ones."
-- JOHNNIE COCHRAN, ESQ.

David Von Pein
April 2009

LINK TO ORIGINAL POST (APRIL 4, 2009)