If the diggers put their ear to the ground, they could hear the gold, calling out, "Dig me up! Please, have mercy, do not delay! How would you feel if you were underground and could not move or breathe?" and the diggers felt a stirring in their hearts and they dug all the faster. And the landowners saw this and they were afraid. So they surrounded each digger with a committee, and the committee took the shovel back and measured it and debated it and took notes on just how precisely the gold would be lifted from the earth and if the gold would be in any way at risk by being brought from the cold and the dark into the warmth of the sun.
"However, the truth in science ultimately emerges, although sometimes it takes a very long time," Arthur Silverstein, Autoimmunity: A History of the Early Struggle for Recognition