DOOMSDAY COCK – Is no one safe?
Arizona State University professor Lawrence Krauss, internationally known as an outspoken atheist and for his work on the symbolic “Doomsday Clock,” has been put on paid leave by university officials after allegations of sexual misconduct were published in a recent BuzzFeed article…
Krauss, a theoretical physicist known internationally for his work, has denied the story’s allegations. It includes at least nine allegations of inappropriate behavior or comments, some more detailed than others.
On Tuesday, Krauss resigned as chairman of the elite Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ board and reiterated that denial in a resignation letter to the board.
“As you know, I have denied the story’s allegations. BuzzFeed was provided with abundant counter-evidence that was ignored or distorted in their story,” he wrote in the statement.
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists is perhaps most famous for its “Doomsday Clock,” a symbolic pronouncement issued each year based on whether the events of the previous year have pushed humanity closer or further from destruction.
In an ideal world, Krauss would be entitled to the presumption of innocence and due process, but that’s not how these things work anymore. Complaints and allegations are enough to ruin someone’s career and reputation. It’s not really a consolation that the “pervnado” sweeping the United States seems to snare mostly progressives.