Actually, horse pucky to your horse pucky.
The conditioning being spoken of is NOT the “science” but the propagation of ideas that are useful for ends entirely apart from the science.
This is about education, not of scientists but of the citizenry.
Or, as I long ago pondered, is it really the case that bad textbooks are cheaper than good that on this subject matter they invariably contain old ideas that were frequently considered quaint or outdated before those textbooks were written?
The need for the secularists isn’t for people to understand the science but to believe the proposition, and not so that they should become scientist but so they should become secularists.
I add: their need is also for people whose will is set against thinking because it is too hard.