Friday, November 23, 2018

Accepted Wisdom

All of us are smarter than any of us.
When Experts are Wrong
Don't simply accept anything you are told, even by some authority. Think critically.

"Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction". - Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872

"Heavier-than-air human flight is impossible." - Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society, 1895 (The oldest scientific organization in the world)

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

"Donald Trump is NOT going to be president. You can take that to the bank." - Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, 2016

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