Trivia- Who is Finagle from Bandlers References to the Finagle Phenomena

The adage Finagle’s Law of Dynamic Negatives is a version of Murphy’s law, and usually rendered:

Anything that can go wrong, will.

One variant (known as O’Toole’s Corollary of Finagle’s Law) favored among hackers is

The perversity of the Universe tends towards a maximum. (but see also Hanlon’s Razor).

The term "Finagle’s Law" was first used by John W. Campbell, Jr., the influential editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later Analog). He used it frequently in his editorials for many years in the 1940s to 1960s but it never came into general usage the way Murphy’s Law has.

Eventually the term "Finagle’s law" was popularized by science fiction author Larry Niven in several stories depicting a frontier culture of asteroid miners; this "Belter" culture professed a religion and/or running joke involving the worship of the dread god Finagle and his mad prophet Murphy.

Hanlon’s Razor (or Hanlon’s Law) is a corollary of Finagle’s law, which says "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."

SOURCE – StateMaster – Encyclopedia: Finagle’s law

Trivia- Who is Finagle from Bandlers References to the Finagle Phenomena

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