Just one mention of coalescing celestial hydrogen in a gravity well begetting nuclear fusion and they're done!
The Roman Catholic Church has held back the quest for knowledge when ever it was an easy thing within their grasp to do. From my own life and times, i remember the new grammar school wing dedication at my parochial school. An alumnus had donated all the funds and had it built up to the moment. This was about 1962. we're talking little gas spigots for the bunsen burners, sinks at the laboratory tables, kind of an orange brick fasade to greet patrons as they entered the building. At this point, the diocese was placed on the horns of an ecclesiastical dilemma. They sorely needed a more esthetically impressive brick and mortar eye candy to attract those tuition dollars our parents struggled to cobble together.
Next to the gleeming new wing stood the original class rooms surrounding auditorium / gymnasium areas which seemed really congested, unnecessarily adhoc, tacky and missionary looking..
It was finally decided by the hierarchy that the sparkling generally spacious glass, steel and orange brick foyer with it's multistory arrangement of new class rooms, green tile halls with matching light green composite floors, basement cafeteria & kitchen were acceptable for their cosmetic appeal while the science labs which were on the second floor adjoining the main grand stair case should remain locked for the entire period of my internment there.
Often I walked past these wonderous partitions occasionally pressing my nose to the rectangular glass portal in the door for the next 4 years ( I was there for 8) till graduation without ever setting foot in the science labs at St Martin of Tours Grammar school on Union avenue in Amityville New York.
I'm not sorry I went there, because they did teach me to read. And I've read their holy book. Still, all they were offering me was uncertainty.
I let them keep THAT all to themselves!
I'm just getting started...