Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Murphy's Law

Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong (and at the worst possible time).

Murphy's Law is sometimes also presented as a life philosophy. Also embodying defensive design, many simply see it as a way of saying in the approach of anything whatsoever that could have a possible flaw (be it an engineering project, a romantic relationship, an argumentative case, carrying an upright bass down a flight of stairs, or putting on your suit), then it's always within good measure to make the necessary precautions to make sure that those flaws can't happen. Many see it as the initial meaning behind what Murphy was saying, a simple philosophy of defensive design that has been highly misinterpreted. However, this is left open to controversy.
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The Lost Crow said...

I believe murphys law is or at least should be stated as.. anything that can happen will happen.. adding wrong to it just makes it a warning which leaves it open to controversy :)

Anonymous said...

Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "...If something bad happens to you, do not say: if only I had done such and such, then such and such would have happened. Say: Allah foreordained it to take place, and whatever Allah wishes, He does (Qaddara Allah wa ma sha'a Allahu fa`al) for (the words) ‘If only’ open the door to the Shaytaan.” (Narrated by Muslim).