I give you an update on the referral of the NASA Big Bang Cosmology fraud to President Obama. Click on the picture to enlarge:
AN UPDATE ON 2 FEBRUARY 2012 – AN ABRUPT HIGH LEVEL DEPARTURE FROM NASA:
This may be completely unrelated, but concerns a person I have mentioned before as the highest official in John Mather’s organization, responsible for Mather’s high profile public conduct in the latter’s capacity as a NASA employee.
NASA Goddard Center Director Robert D. Strain abruptly announced on 30 January 2012 that he is leaving his job to go to private industry. He came to Goddard with much fanfare to provide leadership about three years and a half ago. Rather than restrain Mather, he let Mather spread his celebratory wings over the world wider and wider – not in a private capacity but as a representative of NASA.
One example: The Goddard program of branding of some summer interns there (US and foreign) “John Mather Nobel Scholars” was a most egregious act on Mather’s part. After intense agitation on my blog posts, it seems that an accommodation was reached: Mather continues to make these awards, but waits to announce the awards until after the official date of ending of the summer internship period. So a legalistic tweaking was done – but from the public’s point of view nothing changed. Such was the kind of executive decision-making and decision analysis Strain engaged in.