"In the mid 19th-century Henry Dircks investigated the history of perpetual motion experiments

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writing a vitriolic attack on those who continued to attempt what he believed to be impossible:

"There is something lamentable, degrading, and almost insane in pursuing the visionary schemes of past ages with dogged determination, in paths of learning which have been investigated by superior minds, and with which
such adventurous persons are totally unacquainted. The history of Perpetual Motion is a history of the fool-hardiness of either half-learned, or totally ignorant persons."[18]
—Henry Dircks, Perpetuum Mobile: Or, A History of the Search for Self-motive (1861)"


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