Dėsniai, principai, tiesos

„This list of eponymous laws provides links to articles on laws, principles, adages, and other succinct observations or predictions named after a person.“




„Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.“


„The amount of energy needed to refute a lie is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.“


„The female, not the male, determines all the conditions of the animal family. Where the female can derive no benefit from association with the male, no such association takes place.“


„The more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor.“


„reforms should not be made until the reasoning behind the existing state of affairs is understood.“

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_three_laws: Third

„Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.“


„The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, but to post the wrong answer.“

Curmudgeon’s Dictum

„The average intelligence of a group is proportional to the number of members up to ‘n’ and inversely proportional to the number of members minus ‘n’ above that, where ‘n’ is a small constant dependent on the species of the group. For humans, ‘n’ seems to be in the range of 6 to 8.“


„the most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.”“

„which states that companies tend to systematically promote incompetent employees to management to get them out of the workflow“


„is a theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. No precise value has been proposed for Dunbar’s number, but a commonly cited approximation is 150.“


„is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their below-average ability as higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude.“


„The intrinsic rate of human performance is exponential.“


„A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked.“


„the competitive exclusion principle: “complete competitors cannot coexist.”“


„Believing newspaper articles outside one’s area of expertise, even after acknowledging that neighboring articles in one’s area of expertise are completely wrong.“


„As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.“


„When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.“

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