Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Ex-Press Aide for NASA Offers Defense

This guy George Deutsch is really something. He went from an undergraduate at Texas A&M to a worker on the Bush re-election campaign to a spokesman for NASA without completing his undergrad degree or, seemingly, knowing anything about science. He tried to use his position to prevent NASA from educating people about the Big Bang, which runs contrary to his religious beliefs. Now he has offered a defense of his actions.

My favorite part of this is his account of a correspondence he had with a NASA Web designer. "We are both Christians, and I was sharing with him my personal opinions on the Big Bang theory versus intelligent design," he said. What I find fascinating is that this guy is a proponent of intelligent design, and according to him, intelligent design somehow disproves the Big Bang. Intelligent design must be one hell of a theory if it's able to disprove both evolution and the Big Bang, two scientific theories that have nothing to do with each other.


At 9:05 AM, Blogger dhodge said...

Why do so many people lie about their education on their resumes? Presumably, it's because they rarely get caught, but this seems like the easiest thing that a prospective employer can check. It's one thing to verify if the candidate really "facilitated the organic growth of synergies across the global value chain" three jobs ago, verifying if someone really has a BA from Texas A&M probably only takes a phone call. I doubt that anyone even read Deutsch's resume before they hired him, but this kind of thing happens often enough in fields where knowledge, experience, and credentials are actually considered in the hiring process that it makes me wonder.


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