Sub-Quantum Theory & Exotic Weapons
I encourage y'all - especially those who are interested in physics - to carefully read this article.
It is (or ought to be) well known that insofar science works towards favouring people in power, science gets funded. A considerable chunk of this "favouring" is focused on creating weapons of violent mass destruction, which may serve as agents of intimidation. On a larger scale, this reflects the human propensity to think that owning a gun will somehow make you more "safe". Preferably a big gun, something which can deliver shock and awe. You don't even have to fire off that gun, you just have to let it be known that you hold the power to kill and destroy; that you are a *big fucker*. This impresses people, and, through obscure psychological mechanisms, it will make them rally around your leadership.
"The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind." (Alphonse Donatien De Sade)