Sunday, September 20, 2009

More Stoopid

From the state of Texas that gave us George Bush, here comes some more stoopid via Phil Plait from Bad Astronomy. The Texas board of education (and I use education lightly) is considering a proposal to remove Neil Armstrong from social studies textbooks because he is not a scientist.

I don't care if he is not a scientist. HE'S THE FIRST MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON. That might have some significance, but I guess not in Texas.

Also, I think an argument can be made about him not being a scientist also. He received an aeronautical engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California. He later was a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

1 comment:

  1. Somebody, somewhere, give the man an honorary doctorate and just let it go already.

    Call me the peace maker.