I agree, PS... see my comments from earlier pages in this thread:
SBC: While I could be wrong, I'm not aware of any reputable scientists stating that the supernatural world is impossible. Improbable, yes, but not impossible. Even Richard Dawkins writes in such a way as to leave an opening for evidence contrary to his current belief, should it ever be presented. (ie, Why There Almost Certainly Is No God)...
SBC: ..."Open-mindedness means that we will acknowledge the possibility that new evidence could in the future lead us to change our minds. But it doesn't preclude our drawing reasonable conclusions in the present."
But I also have to ask because I really don't know: based on your last post, were prominent members of the scientific community stating that human flight and manned space exploration were impossibilities or was it the non- scientific community , such as a person today who says evolution is just a stupid theory? Or a combination of both?