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27Jul/100

Ahead of their time

This post was originally from : http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=136797716343917&id=1790432390&ref=nf by Mihaela Schneiders

I'm willing to bet that most of the people who fight so desperately to discredit the VENUS PROJECT are well familiar with all of these examples, but somehow or another, they think that their own time and age is so very much more advanced in it's thinking than any of those examples, when really, it's anything but:

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

Various cultures have had conceptions of a flat Earth, such as Babylon, Ancient Egypt, pre-Classical Greece, pre-Classical India and pre-17th century China.

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

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." --Western Union internal memo, 1876

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" --H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

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