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Rift
2004-Mar-26, 06:43 PM
Hubble Resolution Introduced in Senate (http://www.space.com/news/hubble_senate_040325.html)

Similar to the Resolution now in the house.

I'm surprised that Brownback is one of the ones that introduced it. I am equally surprised that he is chairman of the Senate panel with legislative oversight of NASA. (I hate to admit it, but I did not know that.)

Brownback does not has a good record with science. After that fiasco with creationists trying to take evolution of off the state's competency tests in 1999, the creationist members of the Board Of Education were soundly defeated the next election and science teachers and the like were elected in their place and the decision reversed. THEN Brownback tries to introduce into the senate a measure similar to the one that just got defeated in his home state. :roll:

Kansas was embarrassed twice by the whole creationism attempt in my opinion. First by the Kansas BOE and then by Brownback apparently ignoring his constituency when the BOE was recalled and the decision reversed in favor of evolution..

He supports creationism. As I've already decided he will not get my vote next election, I have very mixed feelings about him cosponsoring this resolution.

The Bad Astronomer
2004-Mar-26, 09:03 PM
The resolution can be found here (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c108:1:./temp/~c10864Fv8O::) (if that link doesn't work, go here (http://thomas.loc.gov/) and search on "hubble telescope").

milli360
2004-Mar-26, 09:27 PM
but wasn't the resolution fixed ten years ago?

Kaptain K
2004-Mar-26, 09:30 PM
but wasn't the resolution fixed ten years ago?
#-o Ouch! =D>

Andromeda321
2004-Mar-26, 11:36 PM
So how long do I have until my Senator needs to sign the bill? Because mine is not, shall we say, scientifically friendly (big advocate for intelligent design in schools etc) so I think I might need to write a few extra letters.