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Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:52:33 am »
http://news.yahoo.com/suit-alleges-dismissal-intelligent-design-062822045.html

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David Coppedge, who worked as a "team lead" on the Cassini mission exploring Saturn and its many moons, alleges that he was discriminated against because he engaged his co-workers in conversations about intelligent design and handed out DVDs on the idea while at work


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David had this reputation for being a Christian, for being a practicing one. He did not go around evangelizing or proselytizing.

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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 09:59:03 am »
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http://news.yahoo.com/suit-alleges-dismissal-intelligent-design-062822045.html

 
Sorry - if he's handing out DVD's to others while at work that refute one of the base scientific Theorems that NASA helps to work on making a Proof - then he IS proselytizing
Course you has this little tidbit from the article too

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Coppedge received a written warning because his co-workers complained of harassment.



I'm with NASA on this one

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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 09:59:54 am »
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proselytizing: is the act of attempting to convert people to another opinion and another religion

Running around engaging people in discussions and distributing DVDs about your belief at work, seems to come close to it. No? He was at work, what was his business to actively promoting his belief there?
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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 10:59:26 am »
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He shouldn't be handing out DVD's, I mean sure saying hey I believe in this isn't a problem, but when you start making it it issue and taking work time to spread your belief system is a little overboard.
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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 12:00:16 pm »
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NASA got it right. Handing out DVDs about one's religious beliefs at work is over the line.
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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 12:11:46 pm »
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proselytizing: is the act of attempting to convert people to another opinion and another religion

 
Sounds like he was at it for a while, too...that he was asked to stop, but didn't.  The primary complaint seems to be "I can't do whatever I want at work".  Join the club, buddy.  I have to wear clothes there every day.  It's like they don't even care that my junk needs air.

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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 12:16:34 pm »
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It's like they don't even care that my junk needs air.


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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 12:21:20 pm »
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It's like they don't even care that my junk needs air.

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Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 01:01:18 pm »
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http://news.yahoo.com/suit-alleges-dismissal-intelligent-design-062822045.html

Cry me a river, dude.  You can't piss off everyone you work with in the name of religion.  Boo hoo.  

If he'd worked with me, odds would be high of a knitting needle injury.  He's lucky he was treated fairly.

Also, I'd be nervous about someone involved with a mission to discover possible life out there having beliefs which go directly against that.  Seems a massive conflict of interest.

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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 01:02:53 pm »
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 Join the club, buddy.  I have to wear clothes there every day.  It's like they don't even care that my junk needs air.

 
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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 06:32:26 pm »
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Sounds like he was at it for a while, too...that he was asked to stop, but didn't.  The primary complaint seems to be "I can't do whatever I want at work".  Join the club, buddy.  I have to wear clothes there every day.  It's like they don't even care that my junk needs air.

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ROTFLMAO!!!!!

But really.  He was there to work, not 'spread the word'.
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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2012, 06:40:21 pm »
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From actually reading the article, it appears he was fired for continuing to harass his co-workers about his Intelligent design beliefs even after receiving a written warning because said co-workers complained about his harassment. No sympathy from me on this one.
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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
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He was there to work, not 'spread the word'.


I see what you did there.

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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2012, 07:47:13 pm »
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I see what you did there.

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Re: Nasa worker fired for believing in intelligent design?
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If he'd worked with me, odds would be high of a knitting needle injury.  He's lucky he was treated fairly.

Also, I'd be nervous about someone involved with a mission to discover possible life out there having beliefs which go directly against that.  Seems a massive conflict of interest.

 
I probably would have started handing him Star Trek DVDs.
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