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23rd Jul '16 2:56:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' former Maester Qyburn is a magical version, stripped of his chain by the Citadel for his research into magic and what lies beyond death. While the Citadel does appear to disapprove of magic, the main reason was probably that his research involved ''vivisecting'' people. He seems pretty normal most of the time, but it's worth noting that he's had two known jobs since that happened: as a member of a famously vicious band of sellswords who wouldn't care if he cut open the odd screaming prisoner, and as spymaster for someone whose massive paranoia supplied him with ready access to well sound-proofed dungeon cells and people who should never be seen again.

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' former Maester Qyburn is a magical version, stripped of his chain by the Citadel for his research into magic and what lies beyond death. While the Citadel does appear to disapprove of magic, the main reason was probably that his research involved ''vivisecting'' people. He seems pretty normal most of the time, but it's worth noting that he's had two known jobs since that happened: as a member of a famously vicious band of sellswords who wouldn't care if he cut open the odd screaming prisoner, and as spymaster for someone whose massive paranoia supplied him with ready access to well sound-proofed dungeon cells and people who should never be seen again.



* Used for a AddedAlliterativeAppeal gag in ''CaptainUnderpants'' - Professor Pippy P. Poopypants was "giggled out of Georgetown, howled out of Harvard, yuk-yukked out of Yale, snickered out of Stanford, and chuckled out of Chatanooga State Technical Community College". Not because of his inventions (they didn't even get around to seeing them), because of his name.

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* Used for a AddedAlliterativeAppeal gag in ''CaptainUnderpants'' ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' - Professor Pippy P. Poopypants was "giggled out of Georgetown, howled out of Harvard, yuk-yukked out of Yale, snickered out of Stanford, and chuckled out of Chatanooga State Technical Community College". Not because of his inventions (they didn't even get around to seeing them), because of his name.
9th Jul '16 10:12:43 AM DavidCowie
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* ''Franchise/Ghostbusters'': The trio of parapsychologists are at the start of the franchise not taken serious by anyone and soon get dismissed from Columbia University. As it happens there is an outbreak of paranormal activity to vindicate them at short notice, otherwise they'd probably still be out of a job.

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* ''Franchise/Ghostbusters'': ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'': The trio of parapsychologists are at the start of the franchise not taken serious by anyone and soon get dismissed from Columbia University. As it happens there is an outbreak of paranormal activity to vindicate them at short notice, otherwise they'd probably still be out of a job.



* ''Film/Stargate'': Daniel Jackson's lecture about how Egyptologists have got it all wrong doesn't go down well. Overlaps with [[TheWormGuy The Worm Guy]].

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* ''Film/Stargate'': ''Film/{{Stargate}}'': Daniel Jackson's lecture about how Egyptologists have got it all wrong doesn't go down well. Overlaps with [[TheWormGuy The Worm Guy]].
23rd Jun '16 8:35:00 PM nombretomado
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* The [[NamelessNarrative nameless hero]] of ''TheTimeMachine'' goes through a bit of this in the first couple chapters.

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* The [[NamelessNarrative nameless hero]] of ''TheTimeMachine'' ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' goes through a bit of this in the first couple chapters.
23rd Jun '16 7:40:15 PM nombretomado
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* [[TimCurry Dr. Mystico]] on ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'':

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* [[TimCurry [[Creator/TimCurry Dr. Mystico]] on ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'':
15th Jun '16 8:17:36 PM R1ck
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* This occasionally happens in RealLife. Usually, it's because the scientist has been rather... prolific with his wild theories, and this thus becomes more of a case of him [[CryingWolf happening to (for once) be right.]] Could you blame people for [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment ignoring]] the IgnoredExpert if he'd been predicting some kind of world-ending disaster annually before he lucked out?
5th Jun '16 3:43:59 PM nombretomado
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* The scent guy in ''PushingDaisies.''

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* %%* The scent guy in ''PushingDaisies.''Series/PushingDaisies.''



* In ''{{SCTV}}'' - mad scientist Dr. Tongue, hammily emoting "They laughed at me in Budapest...THEY LAUGHED AT ME IN PRAGUE!!!" - hunchback assistant Bruno chimes in "They laughed at you in Buffalo too."

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* In ''{{SCTV}}'' ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' - mad scientist Dr. Tongue, hammily emoting "They laughed at me in Budapest...THEY LAUGHED AT ME IN PRAGUE!!!" - hunchback assistant Bruno chimes in "They laughed at you in Buffalo too."
30th May '16 6:18:07 AM SpinyNorman
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Of course not! Everyone knows that's not how you do research! They'll mock him, never take a second glance at his theories, and do everything possible to discredit him, bury his ideas, and make him shunned in respectable scientific circles.

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Of course not! Everyone knows that's not how you do research! They'll The establishment will be fiercely jealous, and they'll mock him, never take a second glance at his theories, and do everything possible to discredit him, bury his ideas, and make him shunned in respectable scientific circles.
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* Usually, in real life, as the evidence mounts, the general view will ''eventually'' correct itself. If the scientific establishment is particularly slow to embrace the paradigm shift, then the theory and its inventor will be [[VindicatedByHistory Vindicated By History]].

Apart from purely scientific backlash, jealousy and spite, there may also be pressure on them from other motivations, for example if you claim your planet is ''not'' the center of the universe or that leaded petrol is unhealthy. Compare [[IgnoredExpert Ignored Expert]].



* ''Franchise/Ghostbusters'': The trio of parapsychologists are at the start of the franchise not taken serious by anyone and soon get dismissed from Columbia University. As it happens there is an outbreak of paranormal activity to vindicate them at short notice, otherwise they'd probably still be out of a job.



* ''Film/Stargate'': Daniel Jackson's lecture about how Egyptologists have got it all wrong doesn't go down well. Overlaps with [[TheWormGuy The Worm Guy]].



* While there have indeed been many theories which which were ridiculed or even dismissed out of hand (e.g., "continental drift", the predecessor of modern plate tectonics), there often were good reasons for skepticism (in the aforementioned case, the lack of a verifiable mechanism); more importantly, as evidence mounted for the theories, the general view changed to accept them. The (usually) self-correcting nature of scientific inquiry is one of the main hallmarks of the scientific method, but one generally ignored in the media.

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* While there have indeed been many theories which which were ridiculed or even dismissed out of hand (e.g., "continental drift", A certain Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis around 1850 noticed that the predecessor of modern plate tectonics), there often were good reasons for skepticism (in the aforementioned case, the lack of a verifiable mechanism); more importantly, as evidence mounted for the theories, the general view changed to accept them. The (usually) self-correcting nature of scientific inquiry is one of the main hallmarks of the scientific method, but one generally ignored mortality rate in the media. Viennese maternity clinics dropped dramatically if the doctors washed their hands in chlorine before attending patients, especially if they had just been dissecting cadavers before. This idea, although the numbers clearly supported this, was almost universally rejected. [[VindicatedByHistory Later of course it turned out that germs were behind it, and that he had been right.]]
12th May '16 4:06:27 PM SgtFrog1
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* [[http://satwcomic.com/never-say-never The page image]] is courtesy of ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndtheWorld'', where [[NationsAsPeople Iceland,]] despite having generally cold weather and getting little sun, manages to grow bananas by ''[[LavaAddsAwesome warming them with lava]]''. Norway and the Faroe Islands already doubt the sanity of this idea, and Iceland's maniacal laughter doesn't help his case one bit.
1st May '16 11:53:50 PM JackG
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* ''Film/WomanInTheMoon'' (1929). Professor Mannfeldt is laughed out of the room by his fellow scientists when he gives a lecture on sending expeditions to the Moon to [[GoldFever exploit its resources]]. To be fair, we still haven't done the latter.
23rd Mar '16 7:14:55 PM MasoTey
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* Necross the Hahaha Mad in [[ComicBook/{{Cerebus}} is an example that combines sorcery with WeirdScience and winds up with his mind transferred into a giant golem.

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* Necross the Hahaha Mad in [[ComicBook/{{Cerebus}} ''ComicBook/{{Cerebus}}'' is an example that combines sorcery with WeirdScience and winds up with his mind transferred into a giant golem.
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