NCSE Announces Their New Executive Director

You remember the news from back in May, when we posted Eugenie Scott Retiring from the NCSE. We all wondered who could possibly replace her as executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE).

Well, the decision has been made, and the announcement is at NCSE’s website: NCSE’s new executive director. It’s Ann Reid This is what NCSE says about her background:

For fifteen years she worked as a research biologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, where she was responsible for sequencing the 1918 influenza virus. She then served as a Senior Program Officer at the National Research Council’s Board on Life Sciences for five years and then, most recently, as director of the American Academy of Microbiology.

That doesn’t compare to the impressive credentials of the personnel who work for the Discoveroids, or for ol’ Hambo’s AIG, but we suspect that she’ll do fine. Wikipedia doesn’t have an article on her yet, but that is likely to change very quickly.

Eugenie Scott said:

I have no doubt that attacks on science education will continue. But with Reid at the helm, I have no doubt that NCSE will continue to be at the forefront of the defense.

If Ann has Genie’s vote of confidence, then she has ours. There’s nothing we can add except to join in what will be a vigorous chorus of those who welcome Ann to The Controversy.

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13 responses to “NCSE Announces Their New Executive Director

  1. Ceteris Paribus

    SC says: “That [Ann Reid’s resume] doesn’t compare to the impressive credentials of the personnel who work for the Discoveroids, or for ol’ Hambo’s AIG, but we suspect that she’ll do fine. ”

    Compared to Genie and Ann Reid, the Discoveroid and AIG staff will always look like a bunch of engineers who majored in the design of opium pipes and yo-yos.

  2. Our Curmudgeon notes

    There’s nothing we can add except to join in what will be a vigorous chorus of those who welcome Ann to The Controversy.

    Indeed, and hear, hear!

  3. “For fifteen years she worked as a research biologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, where she was responsible for sequencing the 1918 influenza virus. She then served as a Senior Program Officer at the National Research Council’s Board on Life Sciences for five years and then, most recently, as director of the American Academy of Microbiology.”

    But does she understand that there is a difference between operational science and historical science? Unless Ann Reid appreciates this difference she cannot be regarded as a proper scientist. Only those doing creation science can be regarded as proper scientists, the other 99% of scientists like Ann Reid are frauds.

  4. All the best to Dr. Reid as she picks up her mallet for the eternal game of Whack-A-Mole with the likes of AiG, ICR, and the Discoveroids.

  5. Newsflash: FRESHWATER DEFEATED!!

  6. Thanks, Ian Hyland. I’ll post about it soon.

  7. And lo! Klingy the Caveman is out of his cave and flailing wildly: Leading Science-Denial Group, National Center for Science Education, Taps New Executive Director to Succeed Eugenie Scott

    What the NCSE really needed was a clone. And it looks like they think they’ve found one.

    What a gent, eh?

  8. Megalonyx says: “Klingy the Caveman is out of his cave and flailing wildly”

    Lordy, lordy. I’ll look it over to see if it’s worth posting about.

  9. Nope, not worth it. So comment about Klinghoffer’s classy post here.

  10. Klingy said:

    But of course the NCSE has until this moment stood for the exact opposite of these things: for the concealment of ambiguity and contradictory evidence in the study of evolutionary biology, for an ideological screen placed before students’ eyes to obscure that evidence.

    To which I can only add, “Project much?”

  11. It’s called preemptive tu quoque.

    Klinghitler. NOT A SCIENTIST, who works for a faith tank full of lawyers and philosophers and almost no scientists, writes:

    Ann Reid, who worked most recently as director of the American Academy of Microbiology, has a serious background as a real scientist compared to her predecessor.

    Hmm. Curm, could you turn off the obscenity filters just this once so I can tell Klinghitler what to do?

  12. Diogenes requests: “Curm, could you turn off the obscenity filters just this once so I can tell Klinghitler what to do?”

    Kling no! Go Klinghoffer yourself!

  13. @The Curmudgeon:

    So comment about Klinghoffer’s classy post here.

    Um, that’s not really necessary, is it? I mean, why can’t we just go over and comment right there at ENV? Oh, wait a minute…