First, the Richard Dawkins Foundation and Center for Inquiry suspend their association with Lawrence Krauss. Then, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists asks him to resign. Then ASU puts him on paid leave. The Origin Project’s ten year anniversary has been cancelled. And finally:
A celebrity atheist facing a raft of allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards women has backed out of a New Zealand tour.
Lawrence Krauss was due to speak on a double-bill with Richard Dawkins at the Science in the Soul tour in May in Auckland and Christchurch, but the promoter this morning announced he would no longer be on the bill.
It sure looks like the Buzzfeed article has stripped Krauss of all his public interactions. It sure is looking like the social justice atheists took away one of Dawkins’ closest and most powerful allies.
Finally, Krauss has posted an open letter responding to the allegations. Strikes me as weak tea, but your mileage may vary. Most noteworthy to me is the very first sentence where he characterizes the Buzzfeed article as an attack on the atheist and skeptical community. Still trying to blame religion.