John Paul Stapp

Year2003
CategoryEngineering
CountriesUnited States
DescriptionThe late John Paul Stapp, the late Edward A. Murphy, Jr., and George Nichols, for jointly giving birth in 1949 to Murphy's Law, the basic engineering principle that "If there are two or more ways to do something, and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, someone will do it "(or, in other words: "If anything can go wrong, it will").
Reference"The Fastest Man on Earth" Nick T. Spark, Annals of Improbable Research, vol. 9, no. 5, Sept/Oct 2003.