The Laws of Cargo Cult Science - a Tentative Compilation
You may have encountered a document which has been circulating amongst engineers and scientists for many years. It lists the laws of cartoon physics. A typical example, "Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation."

This list has been compiled as the Laws of Cargo Cult Science seem at times to be equally divorced from reality.

Footnote: Cargo Cult Science - A activity bearing a superficial resemblance to real science but whose equipment, methods and theoretical bases are completely inadequate to achieve the desired aim. Analogous to the Cargo Cults of the western Pacific whose adherents build imitation runways and radar towers in the hope of attracting the flights of cargo planes which had supplied the American Forces during the Second World War.