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.
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