If ANYTHING can go wrong, it will

Murphy’s Law

~

Known from engineering circles as early as 1878, this law is the idea that anything that can go wrong generally does go wrong, sooner or later. The formulation as ‘law’ is said to have been made in 1949 by George Nichols, a manager of Northrop aerospace firm.

The law is hardly reassuring for human comfort. It means that if an aircraft part can be installed incorrectly, someone will eventually install it that way. The same applies to technology; if it can malfunction, it will. I dare to say that we are seeing Murphy’s Law live in the terror of aircraft disasters. Something is going wrong, and it isn’t the three laws of thermodynamics, it’s the so-called fourth – coined by A. Roe in 1953, Making of Scientist.

If ANYTHING can go wrong it will is more likely to be remembered as a proverb today, but, lest we forget, there are indeed severe implications. The modern world must rightly fear the dangers of new technology – it is man the engineer flying in the face of physics/Nature’s law.

Advertisements

Do you Believe in Divine Revelation?

Do you Believe?

In Divine Revelation?

It is theology

The science of God

Divine Revelation

Superior to the others

Forged by scholars

Do you Believe?

It shaped the world

Philosophers foretold

Divine Revelation

Faith seeking understanding

Is it everything to all things?

Or is it nothing at all?

Faith and Hope

A calling for us not to become Pagans:

 

Renaissance beauty

Made to be jolly

That surrounds me.

 

Christian virtue

Made holy in values

Built into statues.

 

Heaven’s perspective

Made open and relevant

Propagated ideals.

 

Western civilisation

Made all to be hopeful

Calling the faithful.

 

Radical changes

Embraced in earnest

Inspiration of our greatest.

 

God’s people

Everywhere joyful

Never were they forgetful. 

 

Nations confused

Each of us nonplussed

Turn our backs on good.

 

Thus, Future generations

Take open your Gospels

Reach for the truth

The seal of peace.