"Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction." -- Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, France, 1872.
"The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon." -- Sir John Eric Ericksen, Surgeon to Queen Victoria 1873.
"This ’telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. -- Western Union internal memo, 1876.
"Everything that can be invented has been invented." -- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.
"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances." -- Dr. Lee DeForest, Inventor of TV
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