"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka' but 'That's funny...'"
Science is Serious Business
. That's why any self-respecting practitioner of theoretical or applied science, mathematician or philosopher will refuse to study samples, examine specimens or patients, look through a microscope, make calculations or even read - in silence
. Not being able to contain their interest in the very scientific matter at hand is considered the mark of the true Absent-Minded Professor
, who will mutter, murmur and mumble incessantly
to prove beyond doubt that, yes, science is going on right now
Common Sounds of Science
Please don't list single instances of the Sounds of Science listed above, but rather significant or Egregious uses of this trope as well as cases where this is played with!