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Re^2: Most infamous "Last words":

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Aug 25, 2006 at 16:27 UTC ( #569616=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Vaguely related are:

Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.
Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895.

Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.
Simon Newcomb, 1902.

..and this rather disdainful one:

The Americans cannot build aeroplanes. They are very good at refrigerators and razor blades.
Hermann Goering, German Air Force Minister to Hitler, 1940.


Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

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Re^3: Most infamous "Last words":
by eric256 (Parson) on Aug 25, 2006 at 22:57 UTC

    Makes you wonder what current assumptions will be proved wrong by our children

    You can't go faster than the speed of light" -- Silly Grandpa

    Eric Hodges

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