Friday, July 10, 2009
5 Rules of Thumb and Their Inventors:
by Casey Johnston
It is a popular custom among learned society to toss around the names of theories without explanation or elaboration– Murphy’s Law, Occam’s Razor, and so on. But who were Murphy and Occam, and who are they to come up with these life-governing rules? Below are five well-known rules and laws, and the stories behind their namesakes."