I don't think Christianity and faith have anything to do with India's bid for superiority in physics and America's tepid, bipartisan response. There is a fundamentalist Hindu belief that India has been blessed with the potential for scientific and mathematical superiority. Faith can move mountains when it helps human beings to achieve their true potential. Besides, I see false dichotomies in both the argument that Christians can't be good scientists (or support exceptionally high quality science) and biological theories of species origin having any relation to God's existence or not. The Victorians started losing their faith when they started buying into the theory of evolution. That may say more about the depth of their faith than anything else.
Sorry about deviating from the thread...but I couldn't let that charge of "christian bigotry" stand!