Talk:319: Engineering Hubris

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Should there be an explanation for the phrase "tyranny of Murphy is the penalty for hubris"? There is a simple definition of Murphy's Law, but, while poetic, it might be difficult for those who do not speak English as well to understand the allusion, and this sentence seems to be an important part of the comic. The "tyranny of Murphy" would be the harsh justice of "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong", and it would be the punishment for someone who was too confident. In other words, while Wile E. Coyote seemed to fail due to his own incompetence, if the narrator were to try and catch the Roadrunner, the narrator would be doomed (perhaps by Murphy's Law) to fail as well. I am not making an edit, since I might be overestimating how difficult it is to interpret. Tryc (talk) 16:46, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

I did try to explain the word hubris, maybe it helps.--Dgbrt (talk) 19:39, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Expanded the discussion of hubris. 20:47, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
So I just say thanks --Dgbrt (talk) 16:56, 24 December 2013 (UTC)