"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function."
(Albert A. Bartlett, physicist)
And one of the greatest minds that every walked the Earth spoke:
"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. "
(Max Planck, father of Quantum Physics)
(Well - and is there any reason to mention that Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden attended the event? I think not. It was about the only thing the mainstream press reported).