It is critical that reason be the top priority of all spiritual people. Anything else is self deception, and deception is the domain of Satan and the root of all evil.

Scientists should be the messengers of the cosmos. They use reason to seek truth and they are intolerant of deception, collectively.

Although it is true that money and emotion can cloud the reason and judgment of individual scientists, the scientific community as a whole is stringent on disenfranchising such irrational behavior.

I wish religious institutions would use the same degree of stringency in disenfranchising their irrational extremists as scientific institutions do.