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Old 05-08-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Talking Murphy's Complete Law

In the Last-Post-Is-The-Winner Thread, I posted the following as Murphy's Unabridged Law:

What ever can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time, causing the most possible damage and injuries with the minimum possibility of actually accomplishing the intended task while actually accomplishing the maximum number of unintended disasterous actions, including many occurring long after the initial use of the device.

This brought forth a question: Is the above truly the complete Murphy's Law? If it is not, what should be added to the above law or modified to make it even more complete?
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:16 PM   #2
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I prefer something simple like...

"Anything that can go wrong will go wrong."

but then it wouldn't be Murphy's Complete Law would it.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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Murphy's Law can be summed up thus - "D'oh!"
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #4
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Is that the complete Murphy's Law or the idea behind any Michael Bay film?
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #5
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In the Last-Post-Is-The-Winner Thread, I posted the following as Murphy's Unabridged Law:

What ever can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time, causing the most possible damage and injuries with the minimum possibility of actually accomplishing the intended task while actually accomplishing the maximum number of unintended disasterous actions, including many occurring long after the initial use of the device.

This brought forth a question: Is the above truly the complete Murphy's Law? If it is not, what should be added to the above law or modified to make it even more complete?
Murphy's Law can never be complete, as it is subject to Murphy's Law...(See, Godel's proof)
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #6
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Murphy's Law can never be complete, as it is subject to Murphy's Law...(See, Godel's proof)
Yes ML cannot demonstrate its own consistency.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:51 AM   #7
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And in any case, someone else stated that Murphy was an optimist.
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And in any case, someone else stated that Murphy was an optimist.
That was O'Toole
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:39 PM   #9
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Murphy's Law can never be complete, as it is subject to Murphy's Law...(See, Godel's proof)
Does that mean that to apply Murphy's Law to Murphy's Law means that the entire law must be reversed in order to comply with Murphy's Law?
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