How Times Change
March 3, 2009 1:28pm CST
Here are a few quotes from the past that might make us laugh. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." Lord Kelvin, President Royal Society "Everything that can be invented has been invented." Charles H. Duell, Director of U.S. Patent Office, 1899 "Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote." Grover Cleveland, 1905 "There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom." Robert Milikan, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1923 "Who the heck wants to hear actors talk?" Harry M. Warner, Warner Brothers Pictures, 1927 What do you think are some statements made today that future generations will find just as funny? Will it be "there is no way that UFO's are real", or might it be, "We will never see world peace". What are your suggestions?
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4 Mar 09
Hi Pose123! haha..Time really brought so much change in this world! Anything that is quite impossible before is just a normal thing nowadays. I really think about those days when people watch silent movies and we can all see how advanced the movie films are nowadays. Maybe the future generation can not laugh at the history we made since if we won't be careful, we might destroy our planet slowly and the future generation will be shaking their head of how careless and how irresponsible their ancestors were. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
5 Mar 09
I guess people will laugh at the vehicles today. Now, the quickest means of travel is by plance! It at least took you ten hours if traveled from China to America! 100 years later, if people still wanted to ply between the two countries. All they have to do is just to close their eyes! Two seconds later, they will find that they have already arrived at NewYork
5 Mar 09
Ever since the dawn of time, humans have been looking outward. They have seen everything from the invention of the wheel, to the landing on the moon, and presently nothing short of sudden collision with an asteroid could surprise most of the World's Population. But very few Humans have looked within, and Those who have, have seen little. However there are stories told of Shamans, Witch Doctors, Yogis, Indian Chiefs and many other notables, that are enough raise hackles. A North American Indian tracker hiding his body in a hollow tree, while he went on to find the enemy encampment. A Yogi who could levitate his body during meditation, and an Indian Chief who, while guiding tourists, would habitually detail wildlife visible, past the next turn in the road. These are a few of the stories that are just fairy tales to the majority, but the time is near, when interest in the Spiritual will come to the fore, people will develop abilities not seen before, and the World will finally sit up, and take notice of the arcane.
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5 Mar 09
There is a story of Duke Ellington going to a well known music publisher with his latest compositsion which was a blues and being told the composition couldn't possibly be original because he already owned all the blueses. How idiotic is that?