posted on May, 1 2015 @ 10:30 AM
-Animals, which move, have limbs and muscles. The earth does not have limbs and muscles; therefore it does not move.
- Scipio Chiaramonti [Professor of philosophy and mathematics at University of Pisa, arguing against the heliocentrc system, 1633]
-Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia.
- Dr. Dionysus Lardner (1793-1859), Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy at University College, London.
-...no possible combination of known substances, known forms of machinery, and known forms of force, can be united in a practical machine by which man
shall fly long distances through the air...
- Simon Newcomb (1835-1909), astronomer, head of the U. S. Naval Observatory.
-Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.
-- Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.
-Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and
reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against
which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in
-- 1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.
-There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. The glib supposition of utilizing atomic energy when our coal has run out is a
completely unscientific Utopian dream, a childish bug-a-boo. Nature has introduced a few fool-proof devices into the great majority of elements that
constitute the bulk of the world, and they have no energy to give up in the process of disintegration.
-- Robert A. Millikan (1863-1953) [1928 speech to the Chemists' Club (New York)]
-Any one who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking moonshine...
-- Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) 
-There is not the slightest indication that [nuclear energy] will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at
-- Albert Einstein, 1932.
"To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin."
-Cardinal Bellarmine, on Galileo's trial, 1615.
"The abolishment of pain in surgery is a chimera. It is absurd to go on seeking it... Knife and pain are two words in surgery that must forever be
associated in the consciousness of the patient."
-Dr. Alfred Velpeau, French surgeon, 1839.
The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon".
-Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873.
"One day there will be a telephone in every major city in America."
-Alexander Graham Bell, c.1880.
"Man will not fly for 50 years."
-Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer, to brother Orville, after a disappointing flying experiment, 1901
"There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom."
-Robert Millikan, American physicist and Nobel Prize winner, 1923.
"Space travel is utter bilge."
-Dr. Richard van der Reit Wooley, Astronomer Royal, space advisor to the British government, 1956.
"Space travel is bunk."
-Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal of the UK, 1957
Faster than light-travel is impossible? Time travel is impossible? Dimensional travel is impossible? Utilizing zero-point energy is impossible? Says
who? The 21th century-scientist?
Go explain a man from 850AD how radio waves work...