What's the 'law' that says "If someone says something is impossible, they're usually wrong; if someone says something is possible, they're usually right"?
November 29, 2009 8:08 PM   Subscribe

What's the 'law' that says "If someone says something is impossible, they're usually wrong; if someone says something is possible, they're usually right"?

This is a 'law' like Moore's Law or Godwin's Law, and is usually applied to technology but can also be applied to human behavior.

Is this a known 'law' or did it bubble up from my own subconscious?
posted by meadowlark lime to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Arthur C. Clarke's First Law.
posted by Jaltcoh at 8:11 PM on November 29, 2009


Jaltcoh: swish!

That is all.
posted by meadowlark lime at 8:14 PM on November 29, 2009


Henry Ford? "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right."
posted by fingerbang at 11:18 AM on November 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


fingerbang, the Ford one is good too, I'd never heard it. But the Clarke one was the one I was looking for.
posted by meadowlark lime at 1:43 PM on December 2, 2009


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