|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
I just wrote a long and rambling response to your point, but decided that the it was simply too far OT for this forum.
I will have more care in my choice of examples to support my arguments in future.
Examine what is said, not who speaks.
1) When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2) The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible
3) Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke.