Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Who's Running NASA?
Last week, I resisted posting about George Deutsch because it's just sooo....depressing. He's the 24-year-old who ended up being a Bush appointee in charge, apparently, of telling NASA what they can and can't say about science stuff.
In October 2005, Mr. Deutsch sent an e-mail message to Flint Wild, a NASA contractor working on a set of Web presentations about Einstein for middle-school students. The message said the word "theory" needed to be added after every mention of the Big Bang.

The Big Bang is "not proven fact; it is opinion," Mr. Deutsch wrote, adding, "It is not NASA's place, nor should it be to make a declaration such as this about the existence of the universe that discounts intelligent design by a creator."

It continued: "This is more than a science issue, it is a religious issue. And I would hate to think that young people would only be getting one-half of this debate from NASA. That would mean we had failed to properly educate the very people who rely on us for factual information the most."
But it's worth posting now because World O'Crap has tracked down Mr. Deutsch's illustrious (and recent) career in college journalism. He believes in alot of interesting things. Makes you wonder how many other freaks make a living barking orders for our tax dollars.

And don't you think that most Republicans really are embarrassed by stuff like this?

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