Perhaps you thought Lisa Nowak, the pampers-wearing jealous lover, was enough of a stain on the reputation of astronauts. Here’s another one, though, to give you more excuses to kick them off their pedestal: There’s going to be a “Back to Genesis” conference sponsored by the Institute for Creation Research in Colorado Springs, and among the luminaries in attendance will be Russell Humphreys, Henry Morris III, and this fellow:
Col. Jeffrey Williams, U.S. Army, is a NASA astronaut with graduate degrees in aeronautical engineering and strategic studies. Col. Williams has been with NASA since 1987 and has served twice on the International Space Station, including the recent Expedition 13 project in conjunction with Russian cosmonauts.
The ICR is a Young Earth Creationist institution that preaches an absolutely literal interpretation of the Bible. How nice that one astronaut is trading on his association with NASA to support such nonsense — I don’t think there’s any doubt that Nowak was deranged, and it seems to me that Williams is equally looney. This hasn’t been a good couple of months for NASA’s image.