Originally posted by peace:
ya frentic patenting by scientists n organizations would not fit the bill...

Does frantic money collection by organised religions fit the bill? Remember Jim Baker's "theme park". Is the Vatican not also just a unique Italian theme park? And Mekka?

At least when scientists patent, they try and ensure that they get some credit for what they have done. If they do not patent, their work is stolen by the very pious people who actively support organised religion.