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The laws of the Universe.......

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posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 09:08 PM
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These are the laws that really govern the universe. Well at least sometimes they seem to.

Murphy’s Law
If anything can go wrong, it will.

O’Tool’s Commentary on Murphy’s Law
Murphy was an optimist.

The Unspeakable Law
As soon as you mention something…..
….if it’s good it goes away.
….if it’s bad, it happens.


Nonreciprocal Laws of Expectations
Negative expectations yield negative results.
Positive expectations yield negative results


Howe’s Law
Every man has a scheme that will not work

Zymurgy’s First Law of Evolving Systems Dynamics
Once you open a can of worms, the only way to recan them is to use a larger can.

Etorre’s Observation
The other line moves faster

Skinner’s Constant (Flannagan’s Finagling Factor)
That quantity which, when multiplied by, divided by, added to, or subtracted from the answer you get, gives you the answer you should have gotten.

Law of Selective Gravity
An object will fall so as to do the most damage

Jenning’s Corollary
The chance of the bread fallin with the buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.

Gordon’s First Law
If a research project is not worth doing at all, it is not worth doing well.

Maier’s Law
If the facts do not conform to the theory, they must be disposed of.

Hoare’s Law of Large Problem
Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out

Borren’s First Law
When in doubt, mumble

The Golden Rule of Arts and Sciences
Whoever has the gold makes the rules

Barth’s Distinction
There are two types of people: those who divide people into two groups, and those who don’t

Segal’s Law
A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.

Ninety-Ninety Rule of Project schedules
The first 90% of the task takes 90% of the time, and the last 10% takes the other 90%

Farber’s Fourth Law
Necessity is the mother of strange bedfellows


[Edited on 21-7-2004 by BlackJackal]




posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 11:29 PM
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very interesting, yet i disagree with Maier's law... i believe that if somehting disproves your theory... change your theory... don't lie about it... just change it...

[Edited on 2-8-2004 by Chupacabra??]



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