Bad Predictions

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago Misc
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Notable people being very wrong.
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Female 706
It`s not all that stupid. I mean, think about it. If you`re never had any sort of radio device, then the idea of it would be odd to you.
Not that stupid, just a matter of not enough knowledge.
But funny!
I`ll bet the guy that turned down the beatles was fired.
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Male 637
wowo,some of those people are so naive
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Male 2,372
[quote]On 2/6/2006 3:33:54 PM petitecitron wrote: manorrd, Ecologists had absolutley nothing to do with Y2K predictions. [/quote]

I wasn`t neccessarily saying ecologists were behind Y2K predictions. I was saying that, especially since the 60s, the 70s and the 80s, there have been soo many "doomsday" scientists abd `ecologists` that have predicted soo much crap that hasn`t come true or near to comming true, that I was surprised I didn`t see any of it.

But you`re right. Quack `scientists` `doomsday-ecologists` or religious doomsday prophets shouldn`t be looked at seriously anyway.

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Female 20
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
what idiots
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Male 12
Seems too `dumb` to be true for the most part.

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Male 1,521
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." --Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.

Stupid Cavemen!!!!!.
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Male 334
Again I Am Not going to read that much. What am i some kind of super computer or something. )-|
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Female 1,784
"Everything that can be invented has been invented." -- Attributed to Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899, but known to be an urban legend.
amazing!!!
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Male 17
These are pretty good, gave me a chuckle or two.
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Female 263
who the hell wants to see actors talk

AHAHAHHAHA

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Female 879
I like the one about the stock market, quoted in 1929, what a jackass...
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Male 1,407
Hey! I can see that happening. Sort of. Quarter finals is pretty close man.
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Male 123
That`s poor. Where is USA will win the world cup. Now thats a bad prediction.
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Female 216
manorrd, Ecologists had absolutley nothing to do with Y2K predictions. Nature doesn`t care what year man fallaciously thinks it is.

Even funnier than the "scientists" premonitions about Y2K were doomsday insane Christians who thought the world was going to end.

But those were all quacks who were in the minority. No one cares about them. Really.

Now, Einstein, on the other hand. I care about what he had to say.

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Male 210
Hey bobert54321, Foch was French commander and later allied commander on the western front in world war one. bram makes some good points, in ww1 aircraft were used for recon over anything else in reality.

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Female 412
WE only think it`s stupid and obvious because we already knew what happened.
Check out the predictions the people nowdays make, I bet none of them is accurate, but of course they`ll say they have `scientific` proof. I don`t believe much in science, most of them are just theories that will be pushed back a few years from now.
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Female 368
Ha! I really love this one because of who it was said to:
"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a `C`, the idea must be feasible." -- A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith`s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

This one seems a little odd "Radio has no future. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax." -- William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, British scientist, 1899., did he really say those all in a row like that?

I think this one doesn`t really belong:
"I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone." -- Charles Darwin, The Origin Of Species, 1869.

He wasn`t trying to predict anything, there really isn`t a good reason to think that belief in religion and belief in evolution are mutually exclusive.

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Male 1,407
Yeah bobert`s right, the French military commanders were really old-fashioned and that cost them.
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Male 22
I really like this quote way back in the 1899:
"Everything that can be invented has been invented"
lol....I wonder what make him think that is so.
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Male 142
That plane quote was from WWII I think. If I remember right every1 had plains but the french and they build a defense (long bunker) to keep german out. so they felt safe... but the german just flew over it in PLANES
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Female 727
hmm pretty interesting
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Male 2,720
"This will be the last post ever, by anyone, on this particular topic." -- deaf_woman, 2006
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Male 577
""Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." is just plainly stupid."

You have to remember that back then planes were just a novelty kind of thing. They couldn`t carry much of anything, and they couldn`t go much of anywhere.

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Female 321
"It will be years -- not in my time -- before a woman will become Prime Minister." -- Margaret Thatcher, 1974.

that cracks me up :D

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Male 437
"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." -- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929

lol and rite befor the great depression too

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Female 1,463
hmmm
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Male 462
"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." is just plainly stupid.
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Female 263
"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"

Just makes me laugh, a message send to nobody in particular....Is that really how they thought of music back then?

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Male 390
"This `tephalone` 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. lol cool :-) i added tephalone hehe
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Male 1,586
Oh, yeah - that whole Y2k thing was a hoot! Oh, everybody stock up on water and candles! Jesus is coming!
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Male 2,372
It`s interesting how there were none of the ridiculous "doomsday" ecologist`s quotes over the years, which have proved to be even funnier...especially as the year 2000 came and went.

"Scientists" have predicted that by now, there`d be no air left, no food left, no water left, no land left to farm, no space for people to live.

Hilarious!

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Female 2,244
The people who lived to see they were so wrong must have felt so stupid.
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Female 190
"A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make."

I`ve never heard of anyone having the desire to eat a "crispy" cookie.

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Male 194
wasnt there something like this the other day? with like a crystal ball etc...? i dunno, anyway yeh i found that intersting.. :-P *pssst* first my post :-P my first first post... :-P
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Male 10,115
Link: Bad Predictions [Rate Link] - Notable people being very wrong.
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