A few days ago The Daily Beast reported that Epstein’s high society friends are closing ranks around him in much the same way we saw high profile actors and others defend Roman Polanski despite the fact that the director admitted to drugging and raping a 13-year old girl.
One of the friends defending Epstein is none other than Professor Lawrence Krauss, famed physicist, writer, skeptic, former guest on my show The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, recent Pharyngula guest blogger, and upcoming speaker at JREF’s Amazing Meeting 9 in Las Vegas. And here’s the kicker: he’s invoking the name of science to do it.“If anything, the unfortunate period he suffered has caused him to really think about what he wants to do with his money and his time, and support knowledge,” says Krauss. “Jeffrey has surrounded himself with beautiful women and young women but they’re not as young as the ones that were claimed. As a scientist I always judge things on empirical evidence and he always has women ages 19 to 23 around him, but I’ve never seen anything else, so as a scientist, my presumption is that whatever the problems were I would believe him over other people.” Though colleagues have criticized him over his relationship with Epstein, Krauss insists, “I don’t feel tarnished in any way by my relationship with Jeffrey; I feel raised by it.”
It’s bad enough when we hear the friends of prominent convicted criminals bemoan the trying time faced by their pals without a single word about their victims, but this is a bold new frontier in bullshit.
Um that's not SCIENTIFIC asshat, that's exactly the kind of argument some creationists use "well you didn't actually SEE a fish evolve DID YOU!?" "well SHOW ME the big bang happening!"
plus that of course science is about OBJECTIVE analysis (how old ARE the girls?) not SUBJECTIVE ones (they didn't look that young to me) >:| Tho it's pretty clear that he is NOT actually doing nething more than the usual knee jerk defense where "something I thought was okay was not, this must say something about me, unless of course there's no problem b/c I'm smarter than everybody else and can't be wrong". Kinda like when ppl who SHOULD KNOW BETTER do a kneejerk defense of a movie or comic from racism JUST B/C they didn't notice it (or it didn't bother them) "well I SAW IT and it was FINE, so you're OBJECTIVELY WRONG"
The rest of the defense seems to be the usual kind whenever a celebrity man is accused of raping women and girls.. "he's a celebrity, of COURSE ppl want to get him... how can you believe those sluts?" which is OH SO scientific.. apparently actual evidence, like the kind you need to show in court to get a conviction just doesn't match with uber scientist guy's hunches, personal opinions and TV cliche narratives on how the world is filled with honest powerful men and lusty underage slut bitch whores... VERY scientific! >_>;;
And for my next trick I'm going to disprove Global Warming by sticking my hand out the window and see if it's hot or cold!
SVU actually made an episode about this (I didn't put 2 and 2 together until now) and the defense lawyer pretty much sounded like this guy. xD The ep was TERRIBLE btw and I recommend everybdoy to never watch it ever ever ever... and it involves a wonderful character assassination of Munch by having him pretend to be an underage rape victim online to manipulate an uncooperative victim into publicly blogging about her painful and traumatic rape. *clap clap clap* bravo >_<;;
BUT NEWAYS.. digression...
the other thing that sickens me is that the other prong of his defense and of others in the comments appear to be "but he's such a great donator to science... and what's going to help more int he grand scheme of things? scientific advancement? or listening to some whiny bitches?" It seems like a rly disgusting display of male privilege and assumptions that rape would never happen to them or ppl they know, it's this bad theoretical thing and EVEN IF IT HAPPENED, jeez.. they got paid right? And they're still alive? SCIENCE IS IMPORTANT!
it's like they're saying "see this Dragon? he protects us! it's pretty awesome having a Dragon around.. and if he needs a few virgins every few weeks... that's worth it right?" >:O
F F F F F
DISGUSTING >:O And trying to hide behind SCIENCE to do this crap is.. UGH.. at least have the guts to stand out there and say "I THINK THOSE GIRLS ARE LYING BITCHES" like other ppl, rather than "I'm SCIENTIFIC! And OBJECTIVE! I observed no rape and so none must have taken place! " >_>;;
Encyclopedia Krauss looked Bugs Epstein up and down and concluded, he didn't do it, let's go home. Turn to page 63 to find out why!
page 63: Encyclopedia Krauss KNEW that Bugs Epstein could NOT have committed the heinous crime he was accused of being Krauss had not WITNESSED the crime, and therefore he knew through the scientific method, that the crime could not have happened. Also Bug Epstein had just helped Encyclopedia buy a new magnifying glass, and thus has proven that he cares about Krauss solving REAL crimes and doing good, so Encyclopedia Krauss knew that he could not have done such a thing.
After Encyclopedia explaining this to his dad, Police Chief Krauss thanked Encyclopedia and went off to arrest the lying accusers. Bugs Epstein thanked Krauss for understanding and Sally Angelwings punched Encyclopedia Krauss in the face and quit.