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James Webb Space Telescope will glorify bigotry and anti-LGBT+ sentiment

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posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 10:37 AM
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Yep its gone that far , Former NASA administrator James Webb was anti LGBT according to 4 astronomers therefore the telescope bearing his name would glorify bigotry and anti-LGBT sentiment so in the spirit of Woke we must rename it , preferably to a woman's name , the name of Harriet Tubman has been suggested ,former enslaved woman who fought to end slavery in the United States.

The 4 astronomers , 3 women and a man , have started a renaming petition because that's what Woke people do and NASA have appointed their chief historian, Brian Odom working along side a non-agency historian to look into the claim of bigotry before they make a decision on whether or not to rename the telescope.

The four astronomers leading the renaming petition say that when Webb worked for the state department in the high-ranking position of undersecretary from 1949 to 1952, he passed a set of memos discussing what was described as “the problem of homosexuals and sex perverts” to a senator who was leading the persecution. They point to records found in the US National Archives by astronomer Adrian Lucy at Columbia University in New York City. “The records clearly show that Webb planned and participated in meetings during which he handed over homophobic material,” the petition leaders wrote earlier this year in an opinion piece in Scientific American.
www.nature.com...

Sadly these highly educated astronomers can't grasp the fact that the world was a different place back then and it's folly to judge someone from that world by today's standards .... what hope for science ?

It's worth pointing out that in my research of the aforementioned astronomers I discovered that two of them seem to be a bit on the SJW side.

In June of 2020, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, Nord organized a global "Strike for Black Lives" along with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and the Particles for Justice Group. [7] Nord authored a letter on the Particles for Justice page titled "How Long Should We Wait?" On June 10th, the day of the strike, over 4,500 academics pledged participation in the strike. Additionally, numerous organizations including Nature, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Institute of Physics supported and/or participated in the strike. [8]
en.wikipedia.org...


Call it what you want love , it'll always be the James Webb Space Telescope to me ... provided the important stuff like it actually launching and deploying goes to plan.
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posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 10:48 AM
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Has anyone thought to ask the telescope what it identifies as? Surely in this progressive world we should consider the will of this inanimate object first and foremost so as to no offend it.

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posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: gortex

If statues can be racist then a telescope can be a bigot.



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 10:59 AM
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The concept of judging older generations by today's social standards is an exercise in stupidity.
Should we judge Dr kings past dealing with women by today's me too standards?

If so it's time to rename a butt ton of bridges and streets.

95% of the population in the past had a negative view of homosexuality. That doesn't mean that they were all evil people worthy of retroactive shaming.



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Well it isn't like James Webb, who died in 1992, designed it or anything. And it's not like it hasn't been renamed before.

In 2002, the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) was renamed the James Webb Space Telescope as a tribute to Webb.
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:06 AM
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Changing the name isnt good enough it needs to be tore down and taken off line.

It is clearly an anti LBGTQABCDEFG Telescope and its probably racist
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posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:11 AM
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"Joseph Robinette Biden" because he peers deep into your dark private areas



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:16 AM
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It should be renamed "The George Floyd Space Telescope".



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: Mark08
It should be renamed "The George Floyd Space Telescope".


That's actually a rather good idea..
He spent a lot of time spaced out.



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:24 AM
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Call it Boaty mcboatface



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: pthena

I believe, just as with many other "Next Generation X" projects, that name was only a placeholder until a name was decided on.

Some examples:
Next Generation Air Dominance
Next Generation Air Transportation System
Next Generation Bomber

And this naming scheme isn't even limited to Western countries; China is developing their Next Generation Crewed Spacecraft.



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:28 AM
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Yep lets paint the telescope in rainbow colors and unicorns, that will be soo pretty and will make many happy, including the terrorist organization call BLM.

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posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:31 AM
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The money spent on that telescope was wasted. It should have went towards furthering unemployment benefits and free junior college for minorities



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:36 AM
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Stupid incel telescope.



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:40 AM
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The Ice Palace in Tampa, is still the Ice Palace.

The Sunshine Skyway across Tampa Bay, is still the Sunshine Skyway.

Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, is still Joe Louis Arena. Edit: Realized this one needs clarifying -- No diehard Wings fan recognizes Little Caesars Arena, JLA was never replaced
)


The Washington Redskins are still the Redskins.

And the James Webb Space Telescope, is STILL the James Webb Space Telescope.


Try to rebrand # all ya want, for whatever reason you want (money, virtue signalling, whatever) But it's true name, never fades.

# 'em, all hail the Webb 'Scope.
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posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: gortex
Let's call it the DUST

Deranged Unicorn Space Telescope.

Because that's all this debate is, throwing up dust.



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: ThatDamnDuckAgain

I'm thinking: CWHMLDUYA; DUYA for short.

Chauvinist White Hetero Male Looking Down Upon You All

"Ladies and gentlemen, the countdown has started.
The offensive DUYA, which you see mounted upon it's high pedestal out on the pad, shall now be removed from the Earth.
10
9
8
7
..."

edit on 19-8-2021 by pthena because: (no reason given)

Of course, once it is in place in orbit, the name must be changed again when it is aligned outward.

The last five will then be changed to TAFUA;
Turning Away From You All.
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posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 12:30 PM
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originally posted by: Mark08
The money spent on that telescope was wasted. It should have went towards furthering unemployment benefits and free junior college for minorities


Or bus shelters for differently abled LGBTQ Whales?



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: gortex

God forbid it be named after an astronomer, warts and all.

These people are nuts.



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 01:11 PM
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Just get the thing up into space, and call it "the thing in space"

If people are dumb enough to even listen to these mentally challenged idiots, we might as well give it a dumb name.



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