It's God vs. Satan
John J. Reilly has a review of the life of the noted Mad Scientist Jack Parsons. (I had blogged about him earlier.)
On the one hand, there was Jack Parsons, a follower of the satanist Aleister Crowley, who was trying to create titanic explosions. On the other hand, other scientists not that far away were also trying to create titanic explosions based on the theories of Albert Einstein, a follower of the uncompromising monotheist Baruch Spinoza.
I think God won that round. God's explosions outclassed Satan's.
A really paranoid question: What does the above imply about opposition to Project Orion?