Tuesday Lifelines

From “Foolish words” by Laura Ward.

I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning.
Lord Kelvin, Victorian physicist and President of the Royal Society, 1896

Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia.
Dr Dionysus Lardner, Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy at University College, London

Relativity is the moronic brainchild of a mental colic. Voodoo nonsense.
George Francis Gillette, in 1929. Gillette was an advocate of the “back-screwing theory of gravity”

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