"For the first time in history, the living standards of the masses of ordinary people have begun to undergo sustained growth ... Nothing remotely like this economic behavior has happened before." Nobel Prize winner Robert E. Lucas, Jr.
"I shed many a tear when the steam engines went out of style on the railroads. I'd like to see them comeback, but i realize the diesels are more efficient." Clyde Tombaugh, American Astronomer
"It is arguable whether the human race have been gainers by the march of science beyond the steam engine. Electricity opens a field of infinite conveniences to ever greater numbers, but they may well have to pay dearly for them. But anyhow in my thought I stop short of the internal combustion engine which has made the world so much smaller. Still more must we fear the consequences of entrusting a human race so little different from their predecessors of the so-called barbarous ages such awful agencies as the atomic bomb. Give me the horse." Winston Churchill