Henry: Why'd you have to go and mention Henry Eyring? He's a "hot button" issue in the politics of science.
Me: Why's that?
Henry: Well, he was a Mormon you know. He gave up his seat at Princeton to move back to Utah to run things.
Me: Does that even matter?
Henry: Of course not. But Eyring was one of those—along with Gilbert Lewis—who should have won the Nobel Prize...but didn't.
Me: You're not saying that his religion had something to do with why he didn't win?
Henry: I'm not not saying that. But you do know that he's related to Mitt Romney? link