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David Coppedge on Fox News …

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That JPL guy who got fired over offering ID vids to colleagues:


“All I did was share some DVDs with coworkers, people I had worked with for years,” Coppedge told Fox News.

Coppedge lost his team lead title in 2009 and was let go last year after 15 years on the mission. He described accusations that he was essentially using his position to advocate religious beliefs as “foolish.”

Dangerous fellow.

He should have been sharing vids about a controversial political cause rather than about the nature of the universe or life.

5 Replies to “David Coppedge on Fox News …

  1. 1
    Noremacam says:

    Fox news can’t even get the definition of intelligent design right.

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    Barb says:

    What’s the official JPL policy on religion in the workplace: don’t ask, don’t tell? I could understand this from a corporate point of view simply because the work wouldn’t get done if people were engaging in religious debates all day long (it occasionally happens where I work) but, honestly, it seems that Coppedge didn’t do anything wrong.

    And why is belief in evolution mandatory for working in the United States today? Does it directly impact his job at JPL? If not, then what difference does it make what he believes?

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    DLH says:

    NCSE is posting all legal briefs in Coppedge v. JPL
    Plaintiff’s Trial Brief
    JPL Trial Brief

    There are numerous motions to exclude evidence etc. e.g.

    JPL seeks to exclude NASA’s guidelines on religious exercise

    JPL seeks to exclude mention of NASA and/or JPL’s Programs or Research on Origins of Life

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    Joe says:

    Some, if not most or all, evos are playing “trial by trial briefs”, not realizing that the judge, who also read those briefs, said there is more than enough reasoning to have a trial., ie Coppedge’s claims may have some merit.

    One lady freaked out because there was a post-it note with names on it on the DVDs. What kind of person does that? Why not just watch the video and discuss it like a normal person would? OR just refuse it and keep your head up your @$$ like any normal materialist would do?

    And the saddest part of all is that it was openly OK to attack ID and conservatives in general, but unacceptable to politely try to correct the tard.

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    Joe says:

    The thing about the post-it note is that if Coppedge was attempting to do something covert or underhanded he would have just kept a personal log.

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