George Deutsch, 24-year-old journalism major turned NASA public affairs officer (who also happens to be a Bush appointee), says that the Big Bang is “not proven fact; it is opinion … It is not NASA’s place [to] make a declaration such as this about the existence of the universe that discounts intelligent design by a creator.”
(Above from digg.com. Below from me.) I joined digg specifically so I could post this infuriating story to my blog. I will only say that this type of thing is eventually going to seriously compromise US dominance in science and technology (just like ID vs. evolution). If the mainstream opinion is that science is merely ‘opinion’ and deserves to be treated on an equal (or inferior) footing with religious dogma, then it will hurt the public education system to the point where the country will have problems maintaining the same level of scientific advancement that has given it such an edge over the past century.