Lawrence Krauss: The Latest New Atheist Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Elevatorgate seems to have a lot in common with the Energizer Bunny.

Check it out: He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct. 

 

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11 Responses to Lawrence Krauss: The Latest New Atheist Accused of Sexual Misconduct

  1. Goy says:

    Another Christ-hater, another sexual predator, another one exposed to the Talmud. How interesting.

  2. Dhay says:

    From that Buzzfeed article:

    The New College of the Humanities did not investigate the complaint; the other two schools did. In an email, Arizona State informed Thomson that it “did not find a violation of university policy.” And the Australian National University wrote to her noting that the photo, by itself, did not prove physical contact, and that officials could not reach the woman, whose identity was not disclosed in the complaint.

    “Based on the material available to the University, we do not have sufficient evidence to substantiate the allegations,” ANU’s letter said.

    But that’s not how Krauss described the schools’ findings. He told BuzzFeed News that “both Universities independently concluded that the report was unsubstantiated and fabricated with malicious intent.”

    Both schools rejected this characterization.

    “ASU did not find the complaint ‘fabricated with malicious intent,’ and did not make any such statement,” Arizona State told BuzzFeed News. “The characterisation by Professor Krauss that The Australian National University (ANU) found the complaint to be ‘unsubstantiated and fabricated with malicious intent’ is false,” ANU said.

    On that evidence I’d fell justified in calling Lawrence Krauss a spreader of falsehoods; and in reckoning that if he’s of dubious veracity when asserting falsely that “both Universities independently concluded that the report was unsubstantiated and fabricated with malicious intent”, he’s of dubious veracity when asserting his denials of the other allegations.

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    She was hoping to build a career in the burgeoning “skeptics” movement, and Krauss was one of its brightest luminaries.

    Looks like it’s not just the film industry which has a ‘casting couch’ culture.

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    So just who was the culprit at ‘Elevatorgate’? The failure to name names perpetuates the culture.

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    As regards ‘The New College of the Humanities’, I note that this was founded by, and headed by, the prominent New Atheist AC Grayling.

    Its failure to investigate a complaint against the boss’ pal and ideological soulmate is perhaps unsurprising.

  3. Dhay says:

    Hemant Mehta says:

    If there’s any simple takeaway from this, though, it’s that people who organize events and invite someone like Krauss as a way to draw a like-minded crowd should consider looking elsewhere.

  4. TFBW says:

    Unfortunately, we’re living in the #metoo era, where the mere allegation of misconduct is likely enough to have you barred from polite society. I don’t doubt for a moment that the average atheist conference is a hive of sexual misconduct, but I hold to Biblical standards of sexual conduct, so they don’t care what I think. My snarky rejoinder is to observe that the chickens of sexual liberation are coming home to roost, again.

  5. Kevin says:

    TFBW: “My snarky rejoinder is to observe that the chickens of sexual liberation are coming home to roost, again.”

    Yep. Those old-fashioned, antiquated views from ancient desert nomads prevent nearly 100 percent of the problems the left whines about, yet they still attack Christians for their views on sexuality. As always, the discordance between the utopia they envision and the actual effect their ideas have throws them into a frenzy where they lash out and blame everyone but themselves.

  6. stcordova says:

    I wonder how the atheist blog sphere will react. I was actually horrified to see how Michael Shermer was treated. I actually like the guy.

    I never liked Krauss. This could be feeding frenzy to demonize him. I’d be curious to see what people say. Richard Carrier was quick to call Shermer a rapist, but that was before Carrier’s own problem. I wonder if he’ll say anything about Krauss.

    I should be ashamed to admit it, but I find the ongoing blogsphere soap opera somewhat entertaining to see these icons of GNU atheism taken down. I don’t disrespect someone for merely being an atheist, but the GNUs? No respect.

  7. John Branyan says:

    Personally, I think it’s hilarious. (Do I need to repent?)

    The advocates of godless deterministic naturalism accusing each other of wrongdoing is a comedy of colossal proportions. There is no God. Reality is nothing other than particles. And sexual harassment is evil??!!! LOL!

  8. Dhay says:

    Lawrence Krauss appears to have long been well known to women speakers and attendees at atheist conferences:

    When women come to me to warn me about what speakers to avoid at conferences or confide in me sexual harassment they’ve experienced, Lawrence Krauss is by far the most common name I hear.

    https://the-orbit.net/greta/2013/08/08/processing-sexual-harassment/

    But not the only one.

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    I expect David McAfee will take it upon himself to investigate the accusations against Krauss, much as he took it upon himself to investigate the 2017 rape accusation against Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

    https://shadowtolight.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/kevin-spacey-tries-to-have-sex-with-a-boy-and-friendly-atheist-blames-christians/#comment-20919

    Not that I thought for a moment that McAfee was remotely competent to do so, and not that he has reported a result of his, er, investigation.

  9. stcordova says:

    “The advocates of godless deterministic naturalism accusing each other of wrongdoing is a comedy of colossal proportions. ”

    Well said!

  10. Dhay says:

    BuzzFeed title > He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct.

    Sam Harris famously said, “If I could wave a magic wand and get rid of either rape or religion, I would not hesitate to get rid of religion.”

    Looks like Lawrence Krauss thinks similarly.

  11. Kevin says:

    Dhay,

    I about choked at that line.

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