The mysterious world of 
product development and manufacturing

I have the greatest respect for engineers, who
labor with great intelligence in obscurity,
developing magical products for my enjoyment.

As I simply look about me, or as I thumb through 
handbooks, catalogues or journals authored by 
engineers, one thing is painfully clear to me:

My little incursions into math, physics and computer 
programming don't amount to 1/1000 the lifetime 
achievement of a capable and dedicated engineer or 
materials scientist.

I entered "humility" and "engineering" into an 
Internet search engine.  Might seem like an odd 
word combination, but I was looking for a particular 
type of commentary or story about these invisible
advanced beings, who number in the millions at any
particular time.

Didn't find what I was looking for, but the 
following web page did show up.  It will have to do:

Engineers' Creed of 1954

As a Professional Engineer, I dedicate my professional 
knowledge and skill to the advancement and betterment 
of human welfare.

I pledge:

To give the utmost of performance;

to participate in none but honest enterprise;

to live and work according to the laws of man 
and the highest standards of professional conduct;

to place service before profit, the honor and 
standing of the profession before personal 
advantage, and the public welfare above all 
other considerations.

In humility and with need for Divine Guidance,
I make this pledge.

Adopted by the National Society of 
Professional Engineers in 1954.