"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

An Occasion for Occam

His razor, that is:
The 68-year-old UNC-Chapel Hill physics professor arrested in Argentina early this year after being caught with more than 4 pounds of cocaine hidden in a suitcase has been convicted by an Argentine court.

Paul Frampton, the Oxford-educated Louis D. Rubin Jr. Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, told investigators he was duped into unknowingly carrying the drugs after being lured first to Bolivia with a promise of meeting a famous bikini model.
Occam's razor suggests the easiest possible explanation.

68 year-old man who has spent a lifetime as a nerd has opportunity to make whoopie with South American bikini model, if only he will agree to transport cocaine.  

68 year-old man thinks with pecker rather than with brain.

68 year-old man goes to prison.



UPDATE:   Ace has a picture of the siren.

That explains a lot.

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