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" When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. "
The Big Book of Duh: A Bathroom Book - Page 298
by Bob Fenster - 2007 - 352 pages
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The Time Travel Handbook: A Manual of Practical Teleportation & Time Travel

David Hatcher Childress - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1999 - 271 pages
...REGULATOR VIBRATION-MOTION ATTENUATOR • FATE -AN,;K i ;:NKNOWN January 1990 9. Patents & Diagrams When a distinguished but elderly scientist states...When he states that something is impossible, he is probably wrong. — Arthur C. Clarke Everything that can be invented has been invented. —Charles...
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Geistreiches für Manager

Hermann Simon - 2000 - 372 pages
...was jedermann für ausgemacht hält, verdient oft am meisten untersucht zu werden. Arthur C. Clarke When a distinguished but elderly scientist states...something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Charles P. Snow Wenn die Naturwissenschaftler die Zukunft im Blut haben, dann reagiert die überkommene...
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Understanding Complexity

Gillian Ragsdell, Jennifer Wilby - Business & Economics - 2001 - 292 pages
...impossibilities", while Arthur Clarke Technological Forecasting and Assessment Tools 163 (1962) observes: "When a distinguished but elderly scientist states...something is impossible, he is very probably wrong". For the decision maker a useful analogy is the task of steering a boat in a turbulent stream. There...
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Atlantis & the Power System of the Gods: Mercury Vortex Generators & the ...

David Hatcher Childress, Bill Clendenon - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2002 - 286 pages
...Bahnson) to do antigravity R. & D. AFTERWORD by David Hatcher Childress Arthur C. Clarke's Laws: 1) When a distinguished, but elderly scientist states...something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. 2) The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to look beyond them into the impossible....
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The Abyss of Time: Changing Conceptions of the Earth's Antiquity After the ...

Claude C. Albritton - Science - 2002 - 251 pages
...of geological ages into any exact number of years is beyond our CHAPTER SIXTEEN Radiometric Dating When a distinguished but elderly scientist states...something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. A. c. CLARKE'S FIRST LAW In 1895, the year Perry began his attack on Kelvin's calculations, \Vilhelm...
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The Electric Meme: A New Theory of How We Think

Robert Aunger - Science - 2002 - 392 pages
...of Technology" of Arthur C. Clarke, the science-fiction writer and inventor: "When a scientist says something is possible, he is almost certainly right....something is impossible, he is very probably wrong." So the apparent advantage of focusing on behavior, if indeed it exists, is only likely to remain an...
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Hacking Matter: Levitating Chairs, Quantum Mirages, and the Infinite ...

Wil McCarthy - Technology & Engineering - 2003 - 222 pages
...visionary Sir Arthur C. Clarke formalized three "laws" of technological development: • First Law: "When a distinguished but elderly scientist states...something is impossible, he is very probably wrong." • Second Law: "The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way...
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Murphy's Law

Arthur Bloch - Humor - 2003 - 210 pages
...break even. 3. Mysticism is based on the assumption that you can quit the game. Clarke's First Law When a distinguished but elderly scientist states...something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Clarke's Second Law The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the...
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Web-based Education: Learning from Experience

Anil Aggarwal - Education - 2003 - 469 pages
...THE FUTURE AND STUDENTS AS CUSTOMERS Arthur C. Clarke's First Law stated that "When a distinguished elderly scientist states that something is possible,...something is impossible, he is very probably wrong." Consider the following megatrends in Table 3 that may help us predict the future. Table 3: Key Megatrends...
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And I Quote, Revised Edition: The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings ...

Ashton Applewhite, Tripp Evans, Andrew Frothingham - Reference - 2003 - 500 pages
...• What counts in science is to be not so much the first as the last. — Erwin Chargaff • When a scientist states that something is possible, he is...something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. — Arthur C. Clarke • A man does not attain the status of Galileo merely because he is persecuted;...
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