Obama picks ex-astronaut Bolden to lead NASA

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    Obama picks ex-astronaut Bolden to lead NASA - Yahoo! News

    This brother is a well qualified former astronaut that is about to be in charge of sending Americans into outer space and he has piloted space shuttles as well, people like William Joyce and the rest of the far right racist tards must be scratching their heads and reaching for more lies to tell when they spew that "blacks are low IQ brutes incapable of doing anything" argument.
     
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    I thought William Joyce thought in general blacks have lower IO’s than whites (not every black has a lower IO than whites) so this would be the exception. I don’t believe this and really don’t see a point in comparing IQ’s since I cannot change this. I believe that people should be hired on their qualifications not color or race or gender. I hope Obama didn’t base his decision on race but glad to see you’re happy a “brother” was chosen.
     
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    It would be nice if this actually proved that, but NASA, like all organizations, isn't always run by the brightest, and astronauts typically only require specialized technical skills, but are mostly chosen for their physical endurance.

    Just letting you know so it won't be too much of a shock when they do post that. Really though, genetics doesn't play a role in intellect, though culture can play a huge role in the type of thinking it as well plays little role in intellect. What genetics does though is balance between several physical factors, including but not limited to, immune system, physical endurance, physical prowess, physical strength, adaptability, and physical sustainability. So really though, this proves nothing either way.
     
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    If this is an exception based on the racist IQ crap spewed by WNs African Americans are full on exceptions and don't adhere to the rule. This man is obviously qualified and well deserving of the job, a view not only held by Obama but also by members of the Senate.
     
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    What does having physical endurance have to do with being selected to be the head of NASA? You get a F in debating skills for Fallacious reasoning. To become an astronaut does require some level of physical endurance to survive some aspects of the rigors of space, sending people who are not physically able is setting them up for failure, but none of this has anything to do with selection process of who runs NASA.
     
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    Well then, good for him, our system is working.
     
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    You really missed the point. I said astronauts are chosen for physical endurance, organization heads are chosen for knowledge of how the organization runs, so this is not proof either way.
     
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    Bolden is already an astronaut, so that point is irrelevant and people must be physically qualified to be an astronaut among other things:


    NASA - Astronauts

    Q. How do I become an astronaut?
    A. Any adult man or woman in excellent physical condition who meets the basic qualifications can be selected to enter astronaut training.

    For mission specialists and pilot astronauts, the minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree in engineering, science or mathematics from an accredited institution. Three years of related experience must follow the degree, and an advanced degree is desirable. Pilot astronauts must have at least 1,000 hours of experience in jet aircraft, and they need better vision than mission specialists.

    Becoming an astronaut is extremely competitive, with an average of more than 4,000 applicants for about 20 openings every two years. Astronaut recruiting occurs periodically. You can find the qualifications for becoming an astronaut at the website link listed below or you can write to:

    Astronaut Selection Office
    NASA Johnson Space Center
    Houston, TX 77058
    Astronaut Qualifications/Training
     
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    Think we already established degrees don't show intelligence.
     
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    Who is “we” and what “degrees” and whose definition of “intelligence“?
    Two can play.
     
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