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Offline Damo the Optics Monkey

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Is there a scientific basis of Murphy's Law?
« on: 06/03/2009 09:01:31 »
Murphy's Law - what could go wrong, will go wrong at the worst possible moment...

And there is O'Shannesy's Law - Murphy was an optimist

Is there a scientificbasis for it, or is it all probability?


 

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Is there a scientific basis of Murphy's Law?
« Reply #1 on: 06/03/2009 09:46:09 »
Don't forget Coles law!
 

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Is there a scientific basis of Murphy's Law?
« Reply #2 on: 06/03/2009 10:25:51 »
Cold war too?
 

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Is there a scientific basis of Murphy's Law?
« Reply #3 on: 06/03/2009 19:10:30 »
It's confirmation bias.  You notice things when they go wrong, and not so much when they go well.
 

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Is there a scientific basis of Murphy's Law?
« Reply #4 on: 06/03/2009 19:48:29 »
In general, there are many ways in which something can go wrong, but only one way in which it can go right.
 

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