I would think that if the IDiots are confident that their beliefs are correct, and if they're truly interested in scientific evidence, they would really want scientists to use every means possible to discover and understand everything that makes the universe tick.
Of course what the Idiots are really terrified of is that even more things will be discovered that show how stupid their beliefs are, and that's why they want to put a stop to any scientific research and understanding that could or does pop their religious bubble.
This sentence by o'leary (News)...
"Isn’t it another thing to believe in all this other stuff with no substantive evidence?"
...is especially funny since she and the rest of the IDiots have NO "substantive" evidence whatsoever to support their claims, and they aren't looking for any.
One of the biggest differences between scientifically minded people and IDiots (religious godbots) is that scientifically minded people really want to know the real answers to questions, while IDiots fear the real answers and would rather believe in deranged fairy tales. Fear is the foundation of their beliefs. They even fear their imaginary lord.