Gall's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Somebody tattoo this on my forward front and backwards so that anyone I am talking to sees it and every time I look in the mirror I see it. Please. "A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system."

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