Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it
Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth.
There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might be hated at extremely low cost.
When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.
It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.