03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"In the next ten years, we'll see more progress, more change than the world has seen in the last ten centuries."

-- Mitt Romney, in a New Hampshire ad

Slate's Trailhead notes: "You read that correctly. The next ten years will run roughshod over the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the formation of American democracy, the printing press, interchangeable parts, division of labor, the end of slavery, nuclear technology, antiseptics, the theory of gravity, the theory of relativity, the rise of communism, two world wars, universal suffrage, landing on the moon, and the Internet."