I am a brilliant scientist working for a famous research lab. I have published countless papers and theories in all the biggest science journals, to the acclaim of all my peers.

My colleagues and I are doing some kind of important study. We stand over a rat maze, wearing white lab coats and tapping pens on our clipboards, humming thoughtfully to ourselves and scratching notes on our clipboards.

At the end of the rat maze is a small room with an electrified metal plate running across the floor. On the other side of the metal plate is a piece of cheese. The rat sees the cheese and tries to run to it, but jumps back with a shrill scream when it touches the metal plate. But not twenty seconds later, it tries again, with the same result. This continues for several hours until the repeated shocks finally cause the rat's heart to fail, and it dies.