Monday, February 06, 2006

More Bullshit from the Intelligent Design Zombies

Zombies, you ask? Yes. Zombies. They just keep coming, and keep coming, and it doesn't matter how many of them you shoot or dismember--they keep on comin'. Here's some goodness from the NY Times regarding one George Deutsch (insert Deutsch-bag joke here), a 24-year-old political appointee to NASA who, not too surprisingly, is under the thumb of the religious nuts.
The Big Bang memo came from Mr. Deutsch, a 24-year-old presidential appointee in the press office at NASA headquarters whose résumé 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. 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."

Amazing, isn't it? NASA, last time I checked, didn't give a rat's ass about religious issues. And what qualifications does this prick have? J-school? That means he can tell us about cosmology? Why don't I go ask a fuckin' MBA about quantum physics, while we're at it?

The Bush Administration: turning back the clock on all fronts. Yay!

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