It’s Only a Theory

In October of 2005, George C. Deutsch, a young Bush political appiontee to NASA, told the web designers to place the word “theory” before every mention of the Big Bang on the NASA website. This of course, pissed off a bunch of people.

On February 6th, 2006, Nick Anthis of The Scientific Activist (a blog) posted the revelation that through some simple research he had found that Deutsch never graduated from Texas A&M as his resume claimed. In fact, he never finished college at all! The New York Times also has the story here. You can see the story as it unfolded in NASA Watch here. (Thanks for the heads up, Mr. R)

Thank you Mister Bush. For appointing a man who did not go to college to a position in which he was able to censor what scientists told the public. I really appreciate that… a lot. Of course, telling people what to believe is something you think you do quite well.

–Jane, she is just a theory

4 thoughts on “It’s Only a Theory

  • February 8, 2006 at 1:10 pm
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    I’m not so much bothered by his insistance that “theory” be place every where after Big Bang. Even though it is not really his place as a non-degreed B.A. journalist in public affairs to edit the technological content of a scientist.

    The two things that bother me is that these people don’t even bother to check resumés. I don’t put my GPA on resumés and I worry that they will check for it. Why bother they won’t even check if I have the degree. The second thing is that they are trying to stifle science. Even if it is a scientific opinion it is still important to be heard.

  • February 8, 2006 at 4:39 pm
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    While I won’t admit to being a conspiracy theorist, the Bush Administration’s revisionist ways are definitely widespread and well-organized. I also believe it is doing more harm than good for the cause of Christianity.

    Besides, who says God didn’t create the universe with a Big Bang?

  • February 9, 2006 at 8:48 am
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    Re: Eprahs

    Exactly. Amen.

  • February 13, 2006 at 3:24 pm
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    Evil! Eviiil. *sigh* evil…

    That’s the problem with patronage – too many folks to reward, too few jobs, in any adminstration. If you are working in the sub-Cabinet offices – either your knowledge of the system or skill set is low and you couldn’t land in a better spot, like Commerce, State, or Treasury. Sounds like this guy was both.

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