I….just can’t even believe this. I mean, I know W is evil personified, but I never expected this. First, he appoints this littledouchebag to a major oversight position at NASA. (full article here):
“The Big Bang memo came from Mr. Deutsch, a 24-year-old presidential appointee in the press office at NASA headquarters whose resume says he was an intern in the “war room” of the 2004 Bush-Cheney re-election campaign. A 2003 journalism graduate of Texas A&M, he was also the public-affairs officer who
sought more control over Dr. Hansen’s public statements.
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.”
Who’s Hanson? He’s the senior NASA scientist Deutsch tried to censor from talking about global warming last month. (I’ll use the science blog entry, since the times won’t let you link directly to the story.)
Now, I find out not only is he hardly old enough to shave, he lied about being a college graduate. And from Texas A&M, for petes sake! Hardly a place to brag about!
Edited to add link to Bad Astronomer’s site, since he flattered me at
TAM4, and also wrote a really nice rant that is much better than
mine. cause I’m still speechless.