Wanted for questioning
Take the case of Dan Shechtman, who in 1982 stumbled across an entirely new kind of crystal, but couldn't really explain it. He became known around the "unconventional" sessions at APS meetings. "For two years I did not have anybody who believed my results and was usually ridiculed," he told APS News in 2003. Clarity eventually came, and with it credibility. Prof Shechtman's work ended up winning him the 2011 Nobel prize for Chemistry.However, such transformations are rare.
lilbjorn: Peakes had given macabre new meaning to the phrase "dangerous idea", and unwittingly started a practice that continues today.Shooting people who disagree with you?
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