Trump NASA Pick No Longer Wants 'Expansion Of Human Knowledge' To Be A NASA Objective

Jim Bridenstine, NASA administratorScreengrab / Space News / Youtube

Jim Bridenstine leads NASA, America's preeminent scientific agency, tasked with exploring outer space.

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ziply123
ziply123

This guy "wants fetuses to have the same civil rights as people who have been born" --- the entire point of women's reproductive rights is that fetuses should be treated as equal to born persons. I can't demand a kidney from my next door neighbor, can't even borrow it for 9 months and give it back, even if not having that kidney would cause my death. Likewise a fetus should not implicitly compel me to allow it to use my body for 9 months without my consent, even if my refusal of consent will cause that fetus' death.

SunnyRavenwood
SunnyRavenwood

First we need to vote all the republicans up for re-election out of office this fall, and replace them with democrats or progressives. Second, defeat all the republicans seeking office. A clean sweep will give us (sane humans) a veto-proof majority. Third, impeach trump and pence. The new Speaker of the House becomes president automatically. After that all trump's appointments are replaced with sane humans. Then, to prevent this from happening again, we get the new presidentand congress to create a Dept. of Science. They move all the scientific agencies, inc. NASA, NOAA, USGS, everything that is even remotely scientific in nature to it. THEN all those agencies get civil service hires, not appointees, as heads. After that there will be only one poitical appointee at the top of the Dept. of Science and he will not be able to replace the scientists with political hacks.

cryptoassets
cryptoassets

The war on science is at its most threatening and abject when these key science agencies are deliberately undermined and placed in thrall to authoritarianism and a medieval theocratic agenda, specifically at NASA, NIH, FDA, EPA, Department of Energy, NSF.

Windenergy
Windenergy

He's a cruel and ignorant little man.

SundayMorningIdeas
SundayMorningIdeas

There is no future until we remove the whole Trump administration and vote out every right wing conservative extremist in november .