Oh yeah they're serious about science all right. From Andrew Revkin at the New York Times, an article reviewing several gripes among NASA scientists related to heavy handed WH interference. One of them is really a hoot:
[NYT] In October, for example, George Deutsch, a presidential appointee in NASA headquarters, told a Web designer working for the agency to add the word "theory" after every mention of the Big Bang ... The Big Bang is "not proven fact; it is opinion," Mr. Deutsch wrote, adding, "It is not NASA's place, nor should it be to make a declaration such as this about the existence of the universe that discounts intelligent design ..."