Introduction to Merfology

In October 1977, an unsuspecting humanity was happy with the first book “Murphy’s Laws” (by Arthur Bloch) from which it learned of the existence of a developed, but previously undocumented theory called merfology. Since then, hundreds of secretologists have declared their support for the basic principles of merfolology.

A small number of people protest against Murphy’s law, arguing that it contradicts the general belief in positive thinking. However, any such identification of Murphy’s law with pessimism and negativity is, at best, short-sighted, and at worst (more likely) a symptom of a deep-seated misunderstanding.

Despite the first impression, the laws themselves do not refer to either one or the other point of view. The key to understanding their transcendental philosophical nature is hidden in the very concept of “at random”. This formulation needs to be interpreted as follows: “at random” is not an objective reality, but a subjective relationship. The vision of the world of the deserved merfolologist is expressed in the best way in the cardinal paradox:

“The optimist believes that we live in the best of the worlds.” The pessimist is afraid that this is so. ”

A group of laws, by virtue of its own nature, is not applicable in any practical sense. This means that if you try to use them, based on your own observations of their actions, you will not get anything done. Evidence of this exists, although they are somewhat difficult to understand. You can, for example, go from your turn to the next one, and you will see that the new queue immediately starts moving even slower. Or, for example, you can wash the car with the hope of causing rain.

Unfortunately, the mere fact that you are acting for experimental purposes, and not out of sincere instincts and the desire to achieve a specific goal, will cause a stick to be in the wheels of an already complex parametric mechanism. Jerry Zilberman, a connoisseur of Merfi from Berkeley, for many years ahead of his time in the understanding of the present situation, summed up his comment with the utmost concise:

“If Murphy’s law can go at random, it will happen.”

Murphy’s laws have a fundamental difference from official proclamations, legal restrictions of rights and other “human” laws. Basically, it consists in the fact that no one wins from the application of the laws of the type of the media. These laws are more closely related to the laws of nature, to which scientists and other bipeds, using tools of labor, seeking sponsors and their benefits, are constantly trying to impose their paw.

Their behavior indicates the failure of the scientific method in explaining human life. The main difference between the laws of merfolology and “real” sciences, lies in their relative applicability. Relativity can be expressed in terms of the predictive potential, which in the case of Murphy’s law is zero.

Natural laws governing physical causes and effects are useful for predicting the results of physical interactions and therefore enjoy honor in society. Unnatural laws, the generalized version of which is Murphy’s laws, deal with intent and purpose, factors not physical in nature.

Thus, the accuracy of predictions does not apply to the socially useful qualities of these laws. However, whether we suffer from regret (about what was not done) or remorse (about what was done), from time to time we smile, remembering Murphy’s laws.

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