Posted by Dr. Bob on November 2, 2004, at 10:32:24
In reply to Re: Why we need rules » Dr. Bob, posted by gardenergirl on November 1, 2004, at 18:08:29
> > If something happens once, it can happen again.
> Yes, but...what is the liklihood?
I don't know, but why not do what we can to minimize it?
> > I think the main advantage of a rule is that it makes things more predictable. Posting the speed limit makes it easier for drivers and the police both. And for any deputies.
> Yes, this is true. But how about a rule for how you must slow down when going up hill behind a semi? How quickly should you decelerate? I'm confused, please give me a rule.
Sorry, what's the issue with going uphill behind a semi?
> I feel weighed down by manya specific rules for specific behaviors that are not likely to occur
If they're not likely to affect you, why should you feel weighed down?
> I also believe that the more rules you have, specifically those that have quantifiable criteria, the more likely YOU are, Dr. Bob, to make errors in administration. Whatever happened to the KISS principle?
That could be seen as another advantage of a rule, errors would be easier to identify and then to correct. Simple isn't necessarily best, the most simple would be no rules...