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Larry Krauss? Francisco Ayala? And now Neil deGrasse Tyson?

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No, they haven’t all come to their senses and seen that of course the frame of reality we live in is designed. Like Larry Krauss and Francisco Ayala, astronomer and science popularizer Tyson has been #MeToo’d:

Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University, told me that she was “felt up” by Tyson at an after-party following a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in 2009. AAS didn’t have a mechanism for reporting sexual harassment at the time, but Dr. Allers says she probably would report the incident if it had happened today … David G. McAfee, “Two More Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of Sexual Misconduct” at Patheos

Readers will remember Tyson from stories like “March for Science: Neil DeGrasse Tyson thinks science denial dismantles democracy,” and “Tyson bombshell: Universe likely just computer sim, and “Tyson wrong on duck sex. ” Oh yeah, and finding Superman’s home planet, back in the days when something like that wouldn’t provoke a firestorm among the Woke.

Followup: The scout who sent the following, who is hat-tipped below, suggests that its hedder should read, “Affirmative-action giant accused of inappropriate sexual conduct”:

How will Science ever survive the downfall and disgrace of Neal DeGrasse Tyson? … It should be amusing to see the academic Left bending over backward to try to Believe All Women while simultaneously defend Black Lives Matter. I guess we’ll see who outranks whom these days in the SJW hierarchy. The fall of an affirmative action giant” at Vox Popoli

Vox Populi assumes, without offering evidence, that activism today needs to make sense. Not clear.

I (O’Leary for News) am not saying I subscribe to the following theory. I dust it off now and then, as it’s part of my collection of theories bumping around:

Some people think that the #Metoo witch hunt started as an effort to GET someone that nearly 100 percent of Me Too-ers totally hate. Total hatred of whom didn’t seem to do them much good…

Let me unpack this slowly and carefully: As a general rule, if you think that someone you hate is stupid, you should be cautious. You are not an impartial judge. If you have spent a lot of time and energy hating him, that is a measure of the control he has over you, not a measure of the control you have over him.

Just sayin’ is all.

If certain theorists are correct, the #Metoo bomber squad has taken out a whole bunch of guys who weren’t doing much that attracted attention all by itself. They happened to be in the way of the blast. Maybe their places will be taken by more Politically Correct persons. But it is hard to believe that can have been the original goal.

Oh well, who knows? Who reads minds?

The Terror of Existence: From Ecclesiastes to Theatre of the Absurd Hat tip: Ken Francis, co-author with Theodore Dalrymple of The Terror of Existence: From Ecclesiastes to Theatre of the Absurd

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Update: Britain’s Daily Mail weighs in, of course, “Fox, National Geographic say they are investigating claims that Neil deGrasse Tyson, 60, made inappropriate sexual advances toward two women.” Hat tip: Ken Francis

See also, for some background: Larry Krauss cites physics to fight back against sex harassment charges

At Buzzfeed: Serious sexual assault allegations against celebrity physicist Lawrence Krauss

Francisco Ayala has stepped down in sexual harassment controversy at University of California Irvine

and

AAAS introduces new policy for expelling members which seems to be aimed at seem to be harassment rather than research fraud. Ayala was president of AAAS in 1995.

Comments
Thank you for that link, News. A fascinating bit of history. If course taking LSD would make the experiment better. It makes everything better. Everyone knows that. /sarc Andrewasauber
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asauber at 1, we never heard so. Sagan, RIP, had his odd moments, like the dolphin cult http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/10/the-order-of-the-dolphin-setis-secret-origin-story but that was before Twitter and Days of Rage and such. Wonder where the tsunami will flow next. They may be running out of pop science presenters.News
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Did Dr. Carl Sagan ever dress like a pimp at parties? Andrewasauber
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