the Rules Visually . . . with Apples

The Serpent delivers the Fallen Apple of persuasion . . . which then becomes . . . the Falling Apple of science.

I Rulify: You Cannot Persuade a Falling Apple.

That means science cares not a whit, piffle, or tsk for persuasion and grins like Errol Flynn at Basil Rathbone in a swashbuckler. Take that, wretch! Science is immune to the charms of persuasion, which implies:

You Shouldn’t Persuade a Falling Apple.

When you find a charming scientist with a New New Apple you immediately feel a klonger, that clash of inconsistency between Science and Persuasion. If you are a scientist with a New New Apple, why are you working so hard to work me? When a scientist does try to persuade a Falling Apple, you learn too much about that scientist. Specifically:

All Bad Science Is Persuasive.

Which brings us to the Fallen Apple. If you think about it, the Serpent presented the Apple to Eve as a moral science, a truth, a Falling Apple if you will. But, the Serpent only made persuasive Arguments about the Apple, never scientific Arguments, never letting the Apple prove Itself. Eve fell for both the Bad Science and the Good Persuasion with the Fallen Apple.

When someone shows you an Apple, always ask whether It is Falling or is Fallen.