I was reading the rejection of imechanica from NSF
A "Supreme Court" for peer review of papers and proposals
And these sentences came to my mind.....
"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances."
-Dr. Lee DeForest, "Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television."
"The Atomic bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives."
-Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project