i. Galileo was housebound because he discovered that the earth revolves around the sun and not as the then-popular belief of the opposite scenario.
ii. When Einstein published his famous theory of special relativity, a prominent professor of geological and physics from a prominent university went to a great length with a government grant to prove it wrong. He had employed a flawed experiment, and he was then forced to repeat the experiment at the government’s expense. Although the result proved that the professor was wrong in his first trial and ultimately confirmed Einstein’s theory, he was held back in Siberia for over a year before coming back to the US because of world war 1.
iii. Tesla, who invented the alternative current, which is the most widely used form of electricity worldwide, was attributed to creating a deadly current promoted by his infamous rival for use in capital punishment that continues until today.
iv. SEED technology for implanting a targeted single embryo in IVF was so successful, contrary to what has been initially portrayed, that the babies are all healthy and are 14 to 20 years old. The merchant of Uruguay responsible for orchestrating such a scenario once again, at the state’s expense in tens of millions of dollars, accomplished his arrogance. He was quietly let go of his local directorship and later promoted to be the president of a national organization, only to be let go again soon after.