They MIGHT Be Wrong!

Heavier than air flying machines are impossible.
– Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society.

A rocket will never be able to leave the earth’s atmosphere.
– New York Times, 1920.

Space travel is bunk.
– Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal, two weeks before Sputnik

Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.
– Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 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-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria

Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.
– Marechal Ferdinand Foch

Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.
– Irving Fisher, Yale University, 1929.

There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the Unided States.
– T. Craven, FCC Commissioner, 1961

It will be years — not in my time — before a woman will become Prime Minister.
– Margaret Thatcher, 1974.

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
– Ken Olson, president of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977


II Peter 3:3-4

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.



About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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4 Responses to They MIGHT Be Wrong!

  1. alcoramdeo says:

    Expert opinion is still but conjecture…
    God’s Word alone is Truth.
    Thanks for another excellent post.

  2. Well done! Very good choice of what people thought impossible and how it is related to the Christain faith. Even so come Lord Jesus!

    • Jon Gleason says:

      Thank you, Eric. I always think it is important to remember that the conventional wisdom, the experts, might be wrong but the Word of God never is. Someone sent me a list of some of these a while back and I dug up a few more to go with it. It’s not only fun to see what people said, it has a point.

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