The KISS Principle UPDATE

My post on the KISS principle apparently got some better heads than mine working.  Mark Bennett (with 2 “T”s) took it one step better, raising the hoary notion of Occam’s Razor (the simplest answer that accounts for all know facts is the correct one).  But Bennett, dissatisfied with mundane and, frankly, generic application, pushed the envelope.

We now have a new theory.  It’s good.  In fact it’s very good.  And best of all, it’s application is directed specifically at criminal law.

The name of this new theory is Bennett’s Chainsaw.  I even like the name.  It goes like this:

The more things you must contest and the more explanations you must provide in order to mount a defense, the more likely it is that you will be convicted.

I told you it was good.