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Murphy's Law


Edward A. Murphy Jr
"If there's more than one way to do a job, and one of those ways will result in disaster, then he(the assistant) will do it that way."

John Stapp
Murphy's chief
"Everything that can possibly go wrong will go wrong."

and so on ...
"If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then."

"If you perceive that there are several possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then an other way, unprepared for, will promptly develop."

"If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something."

Mr Spock [] by i-visualize
- "Yes, Captain. I said this, what you just referred to as striptease, is illogical."
- Bones snorted and announced gleefully, "Close your mouth Jim. I told you multiple times that there's something wrong with the hopgoblin. This proves it."
- "There is nothing wrong with me, Doctor. I just fail to comprehend that why the removal of clothes in a sequential manner should be arousing.
It would decrease the efficiency of coitus of 18.99 % ... "

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
"If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
Deng Xiaoping
"It doesn't matter whether a cat is white or black, as long as it catches mice."
Occam razor


William of Ockham
"Frustra fit per plura quod potest fieri per pauciora" [It is pointless to do with more (hypothesis) that which can be done with fewer]

John Punch
"Entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity."

Bertrand Russell
"Whenever possible, substitute constructions out of known entities for inferences to unknown entities."

Albert Einstein
careful man

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler ..."

Chaos theory

Edward Lorenz
Chaos: The present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future.

"Predictability: Does the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?"