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'What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of ___________ traveling twice as fast as stagecoaches?'
The Quarterly Review, 1825
'__________? The word is half Latin and half Greek. No good can come of it.'
C.P. Scott, journalist, publisher and politician (1928)
'__________ will be dead by 1950.'
John Langdon-Davies, author and journalist, 1936)
'___________ at high speed is not possible, because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia.'
Dr. Dionysius Lardner, writer (1823)
'Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize it as a conspicuous failure.'
Henry Morton, journalist (1880)
'______ has no future.'
Lord Kelvin, mathematical physicist and engineer (1897)
'A _____ will never be able to leave the Earth's atmosphere. '
New York Times (1936)
'There is not the slightest indication that ____________ will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.'
Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist (1932)
'____ will prove to be a hoax.'
Lord Kelvin, mathematical physicist and engineer (1883)
'I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of _______ doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea. '
H.G. Wells, novelist (1901)
'We are probably nearing the limit of all we can know about __________. '
Simon Newcomb, astronomer and mathematician (1888)
'[Event]... will last... six days, six weeks... I doubt six months.'
Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defence (2003)
'In all likelihood ________ is over.'
International Monetary Fund CEO (1959)
'It will be gone by June.'
'______ have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. '
Irving Fisher, economics professor at Yale University (1929)
'We can close the book on ____________'
Dr. William H. Stewart, U.S. Surgeon General (1969)
'There is no reason for any individual to have a _______in his home. '
Ken Olsen, engineer (1977)
'There is practically no chance ________ will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the United States. '
T.A.M. Craven, FCC Commissioner (1961)
'The ___________ has no commercial value at all. '
Thomas Edison, inventor (1880s)
'Fooling around with ____________ is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever.'
Thomas Edison, inventor (1889)
'Louis Pasteur's theory of ______ is ridiculous fiction.'
Dr. Pierre Pachet, surgeon (1872)
'If excessive ________ actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one.'
Dr. W.C. Heuper, Director of National Cancer Institute (1954)
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