I read something in yesterday's Sunday Times about Theology at University in the UK and how it is watered down now, leaving out any gory details like the crucifixion in deference to students of a sensitive nature. The journalist, whom I think was Rod Liddle, called the universities a particular name (such as Zombie or Moron), but I will have to fish the paper out of the bin to be sure. You can't get it online without subscribing. Maybe someone else has it.
Oh ad_o, as you mentioned it, I think money spent on space missions could be better spent, quite frankly. It's not a question of logic but of priority. Putting tin cans in the sky is not going to help people who struggle to top up the electricity and have to go to food banks. When I think of those on the breadline, I can understand why they latch on to politicians who promise change; they do not have the time or energy to go into politics in more detail.
However, I digress.