I am curious whether there are well-established works of philosophical/scientific knowledge relating to ways to deal with an uncertain situation to produce desired outcome(s).
I am asking this because I think we, humans are often indulging in a simplified "fantasized" world where we can control all the variables there are. None of us can dispute that one of the goal of humanity is trying to manage the Earth to make it a desirable place to live in (both present and future), as such we have to deal with gigantic uncertainty in reality.
However, I envision that through increasing availability of data and years of collective experience in modelling complex systems, we would have at least learnt something fundamental, "strategically and probabilistically-speaking", some rules of thumbs/principles when we try to control a complex system to behave in a certain way (that could branch into different school of thoughts because we will never know for sure). Do we have something like this? Example of philosophical question to address: 1. Under how much uncertainty should we opt for a precautionary principle?