The worst impediment to science is atheism. It is an obnoxious cult of ignoramuses who sabotage others' work and find themselves expelled from higher education as disciplinary problems.
Atheists cannot reason so they go by sheer intimidation to get their way, which only ends their tenure as students to the cheers of the whole student body and most of the faculty.
There are some things that cannot change: the bitterness, militancy, and sick obsession of atheists is one of them.
What professioinal evidence do you have, that would verify your contention on a professioinal level?