Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

ISE magazine's quarterly column about systems engineering (August 2018)

Counterintuitive results … or not

We are often faced with complex situations where the first solution that comes to mind seems reasonable and intuitive. Sometimes these solutions are wrong. As early 20th century journalist H.L. Mencken noted, “Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem – neat, plausible and wrong.”

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