Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Quotes: Prophecy.

Prophecy 215 "Simon Newcomb, famous American astronomer, on the possibilities of flight: No possible combination of known substances, known forms of machinery and known forms of force, can be united in a practical machine by which men shall fly long distances." Toffler, Future Shock. A prophet who wasn't.

Prophets 122 "All the armed prophets conquered, all the unarmed ones perished." Machiavelli. 1513. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms. How to make a prophecy come true.

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