antedating of "Murphy's law" May, 1951

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Wed Dec 31 19:25:45 UTC 2008

Genetic Psychology Monographs: Child Behavior, Animal Behavior, and
A Psychological Study of Physical Scientists, By Anne Roe, pp. 121-235
As for himself he realized that this was the inexorable working of the second
law of the thermodynamics which stated Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong
it will." I always liked Murphy's law, I was told that by an architect.

Stephen Goranson

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