I’m a Sci-Con, a scientific conservative. It’s not a party, it’s a political philosophy. As far as I can tell, it’s new. Please, join me!
Yes, way back when. Yes, school. Yes, hard.
That’s part of being a SciCon. Doing things the hard way, the right way. Not listening to the lawyers but deriving things using the best learning system ever invented in the last 2,500 years: Logic and Science.
Geometry has axioms. These are things that are so true that we can trust them a lot. A LOT.
You use axioms to prove larger statements. And from there you can prove many other things.
One of the axioms of being a SciCon has to be along the lines of what police call a dying confession. If someone is about to die, and they know it, and they tell you something, like so-and-so murdered me, it’s a good bet they are telling the whole truth. After all, what’s in it for them?
So one of the root axioms of being a SciCon should be similar.
If a woman admits to having been assaulted, and there’s very little gain coming to her for speaking up about something painful, then there’s a very good chance she’s telling the truth.
Seems a bit obvious to some of you, but let’s face it, in this age of #MeToo, there seem to be a lot of “religious” and “conservative” and “family value” types who don’t want to believe all the young women out there who have been personally inspected by the predator-in-chief.
As a SciCon you must believe them. They aren’t getting rich. They probably don’t even want the fame. Therefore, there is a cost to them to speaking up. Therefore it’s probably true.
To all of you speaking up, please keep it up. To all of you who are staying silent because you are afraid, you have friends (like me) willing to help in any way. To those of you staying silent because you’ve been paid off, shame.
And to all those thinking of becoming a SciCon, prepare to believe. The truth will set us all free.