->'''Kevyn''': You're perpetuating a horrible myth, Hob. Experts in a given scientific field seldom have expertise in multiple fields. The 'Mad Scientist' or 'Tinkering Hero' archetype is patently ridiculous. I'm a physicist, specializing in wormhole dynamics. I apply gravitic tunneling to the problems of managing receiverless teleportation. That does not make me a demolitions expert.\\
'''Hob''': Wow. So you don't know 'splosives?\\
'''Kevyn''': Actually, I do. But that's only because everybody needs a hobby.
-->-- ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20020118.html Jan 18, 2002]]

->"''I'm a whizz at calculus, psychology,''\\
''plain geometry and anthropology''\\
''I'm the living end in entomology''\\
''and at bridge I excel''\\
''I know all about atomic energy''\\
''Horses, boats and cars and biochemistry''\\
''but when it comes to brain surgery then I can only do swell"''
-->-- '''Professor Ludwig Von Drake''', ''Creator/{{Walt Disney}}'s Wonderful World of Color''

->''"I know more than you do -- I'm Dr. Science!"''
-->-- ''[[http://www.drscience.com/ Dr. Science]]''

->''Here's another great example of ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Trek]]'' logic in action: if you were a science officer, you are automatically an expert on everything. Okay, I can see why she would be schooled in the science of made-up Trek physics when it comes to black holes. But she also knows everything about engineering, biology, nanotechnology, and anything else you might come up with. She even assisted the Doctor in brain surgery! How many times does Picard take over Engineering? How many times does Archer take the helm? How many times did Kirk get into a fist fight.... [[NotHelpingYourCase okay, bad example.]]''
-->-- '''{{Website/SFDebris}}'''

->''"Since it is considered extremely difficult to genuinely acquire an encyclopaedic knowledge, and even more to be proficient in several fields at the level of an expert (see expertise about research in this area), not to mention to achieve excellence or recognition in multiple fields, the word polymath, in both senses, may also be used, often ironically, with a potentially negative connotation as well. Under this connotation, by sacrificing depth for breadth, the polymath becomes a 'jack of all trades, {{master of none}}'."''
-->-- '''Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'''

->''"You dare '''mock''' me? When all of '''science''' is mine to command?"''
-->-- '''Baron Zemo''', ''ComicBook/TheAvengers #8''

->'''Abel:''' I'm surprised, Jyrras. I would have thought you would know a lot more about astronomy and astrology.
->'''Jyrras:''' Eh. Meh. A lot of folks seem to think that if you are smart in one branch of science that you are an expert in all of them.
-->-- ''[[http://dmfa.katbox.net/comic/1264-even-better-is-when-the-philosophy-majors-clash/ Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures #1264]]''

->''"According to the caption, he's both an astronomer and a nuclear physicist. Why can't scientists in fiction pick a damn field of study and just stick with it?"''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''' on Altair Lane in ''{{Zero Patrol}} #1''

->''"Jay Garrick says it's time to go to the Justice League with what he knows. While ComicBook/TheAtom apparently performs an autopsy on Endless Winter. '''He's a physicist!'''"''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''', ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice

->''"This is getting ridiculous! How much information did my other self -- this timeline's Hank [=McCoy=] -- have in his head?! It is as if the X-Men looked to him for everything from battle scenarios, tech-support and medical evaluations to studying the Legacy Virus!"''
-->-- '''Dark Beast''', ''[[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]] #334''

->'''Zoe:''' This "[[Creator/PatrickTroughton Doctor]]" friend of yours. Is he a scientist?\\
'''Jamie:''' He is in a way I suppose, yes.\\
'''Zoe:''' What's his speciality?\\
'''Jamie:''' His what?\\
'''Zoe:''' Well, is he a physicist, biochemist, astronomer, biometrician?\\
'''Jamie:''' [[MathematiciansAnswer Yes, he is.]]
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Wheel in Space"

->'''Liz Shaw:''' What are you doctor of, by the way?
->'''[[Creator/JonPertwee The Doctor]]:''' Practically everything, my dear.
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Spearhead from Space"

->'''Intercom:''' One of them is calling himself a '[[Creator/DavidTennant Doctor]]'.
->'''Professor Yana:''' O-of medicine?
->'''Intercom:''' He says 'of everything'.
-->-- ''[[RuleOfThree Doctor Who]]'', "Utopia"

->'''Quell:''' So, what are [[Creator/PeterCapaldi you]] a doctor of?
->'''[[TheSnarkKnight Doctor]]:''' Now, thereís a question thatís never asked often enough. Letís say intestinal parasites.
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Mummy on the Orient Express"

->'''[[TheAgeless John]]:''' I have ten degrees, including all of yours... Except yours, Will.
->'''Harry:''' That makes me feel a trifle lilliputian.
->'''John:''' That's over the span of 170 years. I got my biology degree at Oxford in 1840, so I'm a little behind the times. The same in other areas-- I can't keep up with the new stuff that comes along. No one can. Not even in their specialty.
->'''Art:''' [[SubvertedTrope So much for the myth of the super-wise, all-knowing immortal]].
-->-- ''Film/TheManFromEarth''

->'''Wonderella:''' What exactly are you a doctor '''of''', anyway?
->'''Dr. Shark:''' Oh, who ''remembers'' anymore?
-->--''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', "[[http://nonadventures.com/2012/09/01/a-whole-blew-world/ A Whole BLEW World]]"

->''Movies tend to treat scientists like they treat minorities: There's at most one of them in the movie, they probably aren't ending up with the romantic lead, and they're used as a stand-in for a wide range of diverse backgrounds.''
-->--''{{Website/Cracked}}'': [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-movies-keep-getting-scientists-wrong_p2/ 5 Dumb Things Hollywood Apparently Believes About Scientists]] - ''#1. Scientists Know All Science''

->'''[[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus Dr. Otto Octavius]]:''' These smart arms are controlled by my brain through a neural link. Nanowires feed directly into my cerebellum allowing me to use these arms to control fusion reaction in an environment no human hand could enter.
->'''JF Sargent:''' Quick question Doctor Octopus, are you physicist, or a neurologist, or a roboticist? Because you just casually described incredible breakthroughs in ''all'' of those fields. And you know what? It's not fair for me to use a super villain. Let's stick to normies, like Lucius Fox from [[Film/BatmanBegins Batman]] who not only knows how to design and build a train system but also how to run a multinational super corporation and cure fear toxin. But fine, again, I get it. We're still in superhero movies. Dr. Elizabeth Straw from [[{{Film/Prometheus}} Prometheus]] is an archaeologist and astronaut, and feels comfortable performing an autopsy on an alien head. Those are three very specific skills that require a lifetime of study, and the third one isn't even a thing.
-->-- ''{{Website/Cracked}}'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0oOkggVI5E 5 Things Hollywood Gets Wrong About Smart People]]

->''"[[SarcasmMode I'm a biologist, but sure I can invent time travel, just give me a minute]]."''
-->-- '''Jemma Simmons''', ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''