…by Jonas E. Alexis
The pedophile world seems to be in a state of panic at this present time. As Robert Steele has recently suggested, it appears that those who have been very close to Jeffrey Epstein do not want him to reveal anything that would implicate them in a worldwide pedophile ring. As Steele puts it:
“That he is in a cell where he could commit suicide or be attacked calls into question the competence of President Trump’s national security team (as well as their loyalty — Bolton and Pompeo clearly want Epstein to die and will do everything they can to help destroy all useful information). The Mossad and CIA and FBI probably have copies of all of the damning videos, what they want to conceal now is WHO was blackmailed and WHAT those being blackmailed did for them. That is precisely what President Trump should be going after.”
Let’s just hypothesize a number of points. What if Epstein reveals some of his key associates? Wouldn’t it be interesting? We know that Epstein had connections to other powerful people around the world. We also know that these people have tried to distance themselves from him, now that he is behind bar for sexually abusing underage girls. Trump has said that he had a fall-out with Epstein a few years back, but he is only saying that because Epstein got caught, not because Trump had a moral epiphany.
We also know that academics like Lawrence Krauss have associated themselves with Epstein. Krauss, a celebrity physicist at Arizona State University and the author of the recent book A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing, once cruised with Stephen Hawking on Epstein’s own “Island of Sin.” There were also at least 21 other scientists attending the same conference on the island—and the conference was funded by Epstein himself.
Krauss himself called Epstein one of his close friends. It was reported that Krauss got $250,000 from Epstein. Epstein “also donated $50,000 to the University of Arizona in 2017.” So here is the rub: Krauss declared “scientifically” that Epstein was not guilty of any crime! Listen to the physicist here:
“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.”
Rebecca Watson, a fellow atheist and feminist, declared that “Krauss’ statement is extremely disturbing and makes scientists look like ignorant, biased fools who will twist data to suit their own needs.”
The question then becomes: why did Krauss really humiliate the scientific community by inexorably associating science—or shall we say scientism—with pedophiles? Well, Krauss launched the Origins Project at Arizona State, and Epstein was actually paying Krauss’ bill. “Epstein was one of the Origins Project’s major donors.”
The Origins Project featured public intellectuals like Steven Pinker of Harvard. So Krauss had some financial stake if Epstein was proven to be a pedophile. Kraus had basically three choices: he could have stayed quiet about Epstein’s accusations; he could have declared that Epstein was guilty as charge; or he could have said Epstein is a nice old man whose character and integrity had been misunderstood by critics and antagonists.
For Krauss to stay quiet would have been an embarrassment to the man who had already given him a check for 250,000 dollars. For him to say that Epstein was guilty as charged would have sent him to what one ought to call economic Siberia. According to the Inside Higher Education, “Krauss said he would feel cowardly if he turned away from Epstein…”
Krauss, in that sense, had only one choice: defend a pedophile. Robert Trivers, “a Rutgers University biologist who received about $40,000 from Epstein to study the link between knee symmetry and sprinting ability,” also defended Epstein by saying:
“By the time they’re [the underage girls] 14 or 15, they’re like grown women were 60 years ago, so I don’t see these acts as so heinous.”
There might be another reason as to why Krauss ended up supporting his buddy: Krauss had been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous independent college students and women as well. In fact, Kraus was banned from Arizona State University when his sexual investigation was going on.
Other organizations such as The American Physical Society and The Center for Inquiry have all suspended their association with Krauss. Krauss eventually “resigned from the board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which is best known for its Doomsday Clock that represents that danger of atomic war and other calamities to the planet.”
What is Krauss’ overarching argument? Simple. He told the Guardian back in 2012 that “our understanding of neurobiology and evolutionary biology and psychology will reduce our understanding of morality to some well-defined biological constructs.” He repeats the same thing in A Universe from Nothing: “Is morality external and absolute, or is it derived solely within the context of our biology and our environment, and thus can it be determined by science?” For Krauss, the latter is the case.
The plot thickens. If morality can be reduced to biology, then we are in deep trouble because morality would no longer be obligatory or objectively binding. And if morality is not objectively binding, then it is perfectly legitimate to sexually harass underage girls because what is wrong for one person may be “absolutely” right for another.
What we are seeing here is that people like Krauss are couching their wicked deeds under the umbrella of “science,” but the simple fact is that they just want to pursue an immoral lifestyle. Furthermore, one should ask if Krauss would raise such arguments today. If he thinks that he still has a point, then Krauss is universally waging a war against all the underage girls who had been abused by Epstein; it also means that Krauss is fighting against our legal system. Does that mean he should also be investigated?
Epstein can unpack this interesting puzzle for us by telling us what Krauss and other academics were doing on the “Island of Sin.”
-  “Stephen Hawking pictured on Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Island of Sin,’” Telegraph, January 12, 2015.
-  Ibid; for similar reports, see “Bill Clinton identified in lawsuit against his former friend and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who had ‘regular’ orgies at his Caribbean compound that the former president visited multiple times,” Daily Mail, March 19, 2014; “The one weird court case linking Trump, Clinton, and a billionaire pedophile,” Politico, May 4, 2017.
-  M. L. Nestel, “Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking,” Daily Beast, January 8, 2015.
-  J. Edward Moreno, “Lawrence Krauss, accused of sexual misconduct, received $250K from Jeffrey Epstein,” Arizona Central, July 12, 2019; “Former ASU professor Lawrence Krauss received $250,000 from Jeffrey Epstein,” State Press, July 13, 2019.
-  Ibid.
-  Peter Aldhous, Azeen Ghorayshi, Virginia Hughes, “He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct,” Buzzfeed, February 23, 2018.
-  Ibid.
-  Scott Jaschik, “Some Professors Defend Ties to Financier Accused of Using Underage Girls,” Inside Higher Education, February 2, 2015.
-  Ibid.
-  Chris Scragg, “ASU professor Lawrence Krauss accused of sexual misconduct,” The State Press, February 25, 2018; Matthew Haag, “Lawrence Krauss to Retire From Arizona State After Sexual Misconduct Accusations,” NY Times, August 28, 2018; Rachel Leingang, “Lawrence Krauss to retire from ASU after investigation into sexual misconduct allegations,” Arizona Central, October 21, 2018.
-  Kenneth Chang, “Arizona State Suspends Lawrence Krauss During Inquiry Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations,” NY Times, March 7, 2018.
-  Julian Baggini and Lawrence Krauss, “Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?,” Guardian, September 9, 2012.
-  Lawrence Krauss, A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing (New York: Free Press, 2012), 171.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.