Politics and the Electric Universe Theory
According to Wikipedia: The politicization of science is the manipulation of science for political gain. It occurs when government, business, or advocacy groups use legal or economic pressure to influence the findings of scientific research or the way it is disseminated, reported or interpreted.
The edge of science has always been plagued by extreme politics and prejudices against anyone who brings about a new theory that challenges the status quo. There are many examples of now excepted ideas that were once ostracized. Of course the famous example of Galileo who was persecuted his entire life for his paradigm changing ideas that challenged the wide held believe that the earth revolved around the sun. Then there is Semmelweis who introduced the notion of washing hands to eliminate the spread of disease. He was able to reduce death rates of new borns in his hospitals from over 10% to less than 1%. Instead of being granted the Nobel priz