Joined: Jan. 2007
tbh, I've watched that video (Privileged Planet 11/12) and I wouldn't call it "religious". It mentions God, but then so does Stephen Hawking in A Brief History of Time - that doesn't make his book religious.
It's putting across the argument that perhaps an Intelligent Designer is indicated by the constants of the universe, which is a legitimate argument (if wrong).
More to the point, JPL isn't defending its position on the basis of the content of Coppedge's views, but on the insensitive way in which he banged on about them at work (including his views, apparently, on gay marriage).
Seems legitimate to me, when you are downsizing, to let go the people whose social skills, or lack of them, are getting in the way of smooth running.
Edited by Febble on Mar. 18 2012,16:22