It's not exactly the case that the shoe's on the other foot (that would involve taking money from the collection plates and assigning it to, oh, a supercollider or something). It's more that I'm delighted someone is investigating the chemical basis of some powerful human beliefs and emotions, and apparently some nuns are co-operating with the experiments. “Where does this stuff come from?” seems like an important question to me.
Deeper understanding of out-of-body experiences and the relationship between religiosity and epilepsy seem to be the results of similar, earlier research. Über nifty.