"People have to be willing to invest, not in hype, but in true world changing ideas."
Over the past 40 years I have read comments like these by Nobel Prize winners and other influential scientists, especially as string theory, supersymmetry, WIMP fantasies, have come to naught in the last decade.
But show them a bold new paradigm and they look for the easiest way they can summarily dismiss it. When you point out that there is a good refutation for their hastily thought out criticism, they get huffy or just ignore you.
This was the case in the early 1900s, and then came Relativity and QM. We are long overdue for a paradigmatic revolution and it will almost certainly come from outside of, or from the fringes of, academia.