Lewis will be ostracised, his name blackened, his previous work dismissed as eccentricity, his future work dismissed as funded by oil companies. He will be expunged from the scientific community and threats of similar treatment will be issued to all who dare to commission him.That's what happens when you disrespect a cult. You become a heretic, and therefore a non-person. To be derided and ignored.
Via Counting Cats, we see that the press will be similarly treated if they ask unapproved questions of the green hierarchy.
Yep, seen that before too. Unbelievers are not to be allowed freedom of speech for fear of the theocracy being challenged by debate.
'Cos, let's face it, when your arguments are rooted in sand, the last thing you want to do is openly discuss them.