Finagle's First Law:
To study a subject best, understand it thoroughly before you start.
Finagle's Second Law:
No matter what the anticipated result, there will always be
someone eager to (a) misinterpret it, (b) fake it, or (c) believe it
happened according to his own pet theory.
Finagle's Third Law:
In any collection of data, the figure most obviously correct,
beyond all need of checking, is the mistake
Finagle's Third Law Corollaries:
(1) Nobody whom you ask for help will see it.
(2) The first person who stops by, whose advice you really
don't want to hear, will see it immediately.
Finagle's Fourth Law:
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes
Finagle's Fifth Law:
Always draw your curves, then plot your readings.
Finagle's Sixth Law:
Don't believe in miracles -- rely on them.