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Thursday, November 29, 2018

The fall of an affirmative-action giant

How will Science ever survive the downfall and disgrace of Neal DeGrasse Tyson?
Two more women, including a fellow astronomer, say Neil deGrasse Tyson is guilty of inappropriate sexual conduct.

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.... Dr. Allers didn’t feel like she was in danger during her encounter with Tyson, but she did describe it as “uncomfortable and creepy.” That interaction also made her think twice about allegations brought by Tchiya Amet, a musician who says Tyson raped her in his apartment when they were grad students together.

“I think that he is someone that could use his position of fame and power in a way to try and take advantage,” Dr. Allers told me.

As if this allegation wasn’t shocking enough, it came within days of my interview with Ashley Watson, a former assistant to Tyson who says she was forced to quit her job due to his inappropriate sexual advances.

Watson worked directly with Tyson for several months. She says that, during that time, he put her in an uncomfortable situation by attempting to persuade her into sex, and demonstrated his “predatory tendencies.”
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.

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88 Comments:

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 29, 2018 8:37 PM  

No true conservative would pit leftist groups against one another, it's not who we are.

Blogger John Doe03526 November 29, 2018 8:37 PM  

"I guess we'll see who outranks whom these days in the SJW hierarchy."

My money is on Tyson. He's had too much fawning media coverage over the years for them to dispose of him now.

Blogger SamuraiJack November 29, 2018 8:38 PM  

"If you want to see stars, look up at night" Black Science Man

Blogger Skyler the Weird November 29, 2018 8:44 PM  

Black Always trumps everything else. Gays, Feminists, Illegals. Black trumps them all save maybe Mooslims. The only Mooslims SJW's know are Farrakhan and Malcolm X.

Blogger widlast washere November 29, 2018 8:48 PM  

It will be both amusing and informative to see how this works out.
Liberals have quite the quandary now, do we admit a black is a jerk or ignore our poor molested sisters? Popcorn at the ready.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey November 29, 2018 8:52 PM  

Barack wiped the floor with Hillary, so when comes to who outranks whom in the hierarchy I thought the science was settled. The black guy wins.

Blogger Sherwood family November 29, 2018 8:55 PM  

Neil "da Greasy" Tyson is just another Bill Nye-the-science-guy, now with extra blackness. He was a convenient poster child for the cult of scientism and a way to try to make science "woke" or something. That he was trying to get a little action with all the white women of science is entirely unsurprising since he looks like a slightly "Afro-ier" version or Reginald Veljohnson, a real babe magnet if ever there was one. If you look at the pictures of Allers she's well beyond hitting the Wall but apparently her SMV is still enough that "da Greasy" was still gross as far as she was concerned.

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel November 29, 2018 9:05 PM  

@1

"No true conservative would pit leftist groups against one another, it's not who we are."

They are pitting themselves against each other. It is fun to watch.

Blogger Doktor Jeep November 29, 2018 9:09 PM  

The left pretended they were the alpha males. They got challenged by the Trumpian era, and the lefty women are being told their lives are in danger.
Yet their men have not gulaged or exterminated us.
When you win women over by being "the winning team" and then stop winning, they turn on you. While you are winning you can literally get away with murder. When losing, you get #meToo'ed.

Blogger John Atria November 29, 2018 9:10 PM  

"The great thing about sexual harrasment allegations, is that they're true whether you think they're credible or not."

- Neil Degrasse Tyson's accusers

Blogger ReluctantMessiah November 29, 2018 9:11 PM  

When a male public figure claims to be a champion for women, stands again gender inequality, etc, only a matter of time before allegations of sexual misconduct come out. What should we call this rule?

Blogger SirHamster November 29, 2018 9:13 PM  

ReluctantMessiah wrote:What should we call this rule?

SJWs always project.

That's why they're looking for authoritarian lockdown of intersexual relations - it's what everyone in their circle do to women.

Blogger Daniel November 29, 2018 9:17 PM  

Poor Dr. Tyson, going the way of Dr. Cosby.

Blogger JAG November 29, 2018 9:17 PM  

The fakest scientist this side of Bill Nye and Michael Mann is guilty of #metoo, because we have to believe women.

Blogger David The Good November 29, 2018 9:19 PM  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkQUdFMF0Zs

Blogger English Tom November 29, 2018 9:26 PM  

@Reluctant Messiah

The gender champion gap.

Blogger roo_ster November 29, 2018 9:32 PM  

"Captain, i am receiving a distress signal from the vicinity of mandingo iv."

Blogger Hf November 29, 2018 9:33 PM  

Bill Nye up next?? One can only hope

Blogger ReluctantMessiah November 29, 2018 9:42 PM  

Bill My Sex Junk Nye. That was plenty of assault already

Blogger Up from the pond November 29, 2018 9:47 PM  

Anyone they put in front of you, will always be mislabeled on purpose.
The "famous scientist" is really an idiot.
The "comedian" really isn't funny.
The "champion of the oppressed" is really a tyrant.
The Nobel Peace prize winner is really a warmonger.
Humanity's greatest thinker, aka Judeo Peterson, is an ignoramus.
And so forth.

Blogger OGRE November 29, 2018 9:50 PM  

Tyson is imminently disposable. The same goes for almost all but the most powerful blacks...Oprah, Obama, Bill Clinton; for blacks like these they'll sacrifice all their principals to defend. But creepy mansplainer with porn mustache? They won't be able to get the rope around his neck fast enough.

Blacks are useful to the left as a group, but individually they are completely expendable.

Blogger camcleat November 29, 2018 10:02 PM  

Tyson will have his defenders, because Black. Dr. Hunt sexually assaulted no one yet was vilified, because enough white males went all-in for "Virtue Signaling."

Blogger camcleat November 29, 2018 10:06 PM  

And for the record, as someone with a PhD in a true hard science and has interacted professionally and socially with several Nobel winners, Tyson has never, not for an instant, impressed me.

Always thought he was more showman than substance. "All hat and no cowboy," as my colleagues in TX would likely say.

Meanwhile, the guys I know that are truly knowledgeable and capable struggle to get by because "white male." We've know the system is completely broken since at least the early 90's.

Blogger JAG November 29, 2018 10:09 PM  

camcleat wrote:And for the record, as someone with a PhD in a true hard science and has interacted professionally and socially with several Nobel winners, Tyson has never, not for an instant, impressed me.

Always thought he was more showman than substance. "All hat and no cowboy," as my colleagues in TX would likely say.

Meanwhile, the guys I know that are truly knowledgeable and capable struggle to get by because "white male." We've know the system is completely broken since at least the early 90's.


Tyson's degree is little better than the business degree that the star pro athlete who can't read acquired in college. He's a complete phony.

Blogger Lucas Evans November 29, 2018 10:11 PM  

@Reluctant Messiah

#YouToo

Blogger Yves Vannes November 29, 2018 10:17 PM  

After being raped by Tyson, Pluto has been wandering the Kuiper Belt searching for a raison d'etre.

Blogger jandolin November 29, 2018 10:18 PM  

"Black Always trumps everything else. "

It will be news to Marc Lamont Hill. CNN fires Marc Lamont Hill after Pro Palestinian remarks at UN

Speaking at the United Nations, Hill said Wednesday, “We have an opportunity to not just offer solidarity in words but to commit to political action, grass-roots action, local action and international action that will give us what justice requires and that is a free Palestine from the river to the sea.”

“We must prioritize peace, but we must not romanticize or fetishize it,” he continued. “We must advocate and promote nonviolence at every opportunity,” and advocated for “the right of an occupied people” to defend themselves “in the face of state violence and ethnic cleansing.”

Blogger Rough Carrigan November 29, 2018 10:21 PM  

The guy bungled the ideal gas law in talking about the deflation of footballs during the Patriots - Colts AFC championship game a few seasons back. It's hard to take him seriously.

Blogger Jeff aka Orville November 29, 2018 10:23 PM  

Tyson was quoted as saying, "I thought the placard said ASS meeting, not AAS."

Blogger Rough Carrigan November 29, 2018 10:24 PM  

#11. How about the "Thou dost protest too much" or the ". . protest too much " rule?

Blogger bob kuk mando ( everything has Consequences. that what makes them Consequences ) November 29, 2018 10:25 PM  

famous black man vs white female schlub nobody has heard of?

c'mon. we all know how this turns out.

they let OJ get away with literal murder in this situation.

Blogger OGRE November 29, 2018 10:27 PM  

@28 He tried explaining the Heisenberg principle to Joe Rogan, but actually explained the observer effect. Some scientist. I'm a lawyer who hasn't had a science class since geology lab freshman year and even I know the difference.

Blogger Unknown November 29, 2018 10:43 PM  

I hope you are being ironic or this is the worst case of conservatives bending the knee that I have seen in a long time

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelpia November 29, 2018 10:48 PM  

Allers has/had tats, so it's a least somewhat a little bit partially understandable that the famous black guy would want to hit on her white ass with the tat slut tell, especially a post-academic conference party where getting hit on for the females is inevitable (trust me, I've been to a few in my time).

Hitting on your assistant? That's definiely over the line.

Anyway, you would think a guy like De Grasse would be smoother in his seductions, but fame, as we have seen, makes guys clumsier and stupider. True seduction is an art mastered by the high IQ male, which, apparently, Neil is not.

Blogger camcleat November 29, 2018 10:52 PM  

@31

I don't know, man. Patriarchy!

"I'm reading, f*&kface" says a lot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxY-5ISEHPg

Blogger Dangeresque November 29, 2018 11:01 PM  

Another gatekeeper btfo... Any "science communicators" are, by definition, gatekeepers. People who couldn't actually DO science, but were the slacker in class that people liked and let copy off their paper. All mannerisms and no content, getting rich off other people's work. A science version of Jordan Peterson.

Blogger bob kuk mando ( everything has Consequences. that what makes them Consequences ) November 29, 2018 11:10 PM  

i dunno.

"We do not hate you, fvckface", seems to say it all.

Blogger Robert Browning November 29, 2018 11:12 PM  

What ever happened to self control and good conduct? Too Christian?

Blogger Fozzy Bear November 29, 2018 11:15 PM  

@Reluctant Messiah Milo’s law: “when a man describes himself as a feminist, start the clock on the rape charges”.

Blogger Desert Screamer November 29, 2018 11:32 PM  

"If you look at the sun,you'll hurt yourself"
-Black Science Guy

Blogger Mr. Bee November 29, 2018 11:45 PM  

What ever happened to self control and good conduct? Too Christian?

Neil deGrasse Tyson as well as Carl Sagan are evangelical atheists who worship "Science".

Blogger Thad tuiol November 29, 2018 11:59 PM  

What is it with black dudes called Tyson upsetting women?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 30, 2018 12:09 AM  

True seduction is an art mastered by the high IQ male, which, apparently, Neil is not.
This statement is 100% contrary to the actual experience of humans. Intelligence has literally nothing to do with seduction.

"The great thing about sexual harrasment allegations, is that they're true whether you think they're credible or not."
Indeed, as Dr Peterson teaches us, "Of course falsehoods have consequences. That's why they're false."
So long as the charges had not consequences for Dr Tyson, they were true. But now that they have consequences, they are, obviously, false.

Blogger pyrrhus November 30, 2018 12:10 AM  

At least this Tyson didn't bite anyone, that we know of...

Blogger #6277 Hammer November 30, 2018 12:43 AM  

@jandolin "It will be news to Marc Lamont Hill. CNN fires Marc Lamont Hill after Pro Palestinian remarks at UN"
Muh 6 gazillion uber alles.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey November 30, 2018 12:44 AM  

camcleat wrote:And for the record, as someone with a PhD in a true hard science and has interacted professionally and socially with several Nobel winners, Tyson has never, not for an instant, impressed me.

Always thought he was more showman than substance. "All hat and no cowboy," as my colleagues in TX would likely say.


Tyson is on the "science communicator" career track. That's not the same as yours or any of your colleagues. Tyson, Bill Nye, they are of a sort that is quite similar to Jordan Peterson as it happens.

They are all on a mission to spread certain political narratives. They are all confidence men.

Their game never was the truth, ever, from their beginning.

Blogger Azimus November 30, 2018 1:18 AM  

Liberal identity group totem:

0. Sociopathic white female lawyers
1. Muslims
2. Trans
2.5 Non-practicing Jews
3. Women
3.5 Non-Japanese East Asians
4. LGB - are there B's anymore?
5. Non-Cuban Latinos
6. Blacks
6.5 American Indian
7. Whites (not really part of totem, more like the dirt the totem begrudgingly acknowledges is needed to keep totem standing)


Additions? Mods?

Blogger Scott C November 30, 2018 1:33 AM  

NDT sucked as the new host of Cosmos. They should have used Max Tegmark.

Blogger Dirk Manly November 30, 2018 1:43 AM  

@42

"What is it with black dudes called Tyson upsetting women?"

Carzy woman upset that they didn't walk away with a free, whole cut up chicken.

Blogger grendel November 30, 2018 2:01 AM  

Nail Dat Ass Tyson?

Blogger tiarosa November 30, 2018 2:09 AM  

Would that "champion of the oppressed" be Mandela?

Blogger Don't Call Me Len November 30, 2018 2:11 AM  

@32 - That's a principle of physics itself: whenever some half-smart dope tries to be a clever trousers and starts talking about "Heisenberg", they're always talking about the observer effect.

@48 - The new Cosmos sucked. The one snippet of it I saw was a "re-enactment" of how some woman knew that the continental drift theory was true but the lunkheaded sexism of doughy white guys oppressed her and tried to derail "SCIENCE!". I had no interest in seeing anymore of the series.

Blogger S. Thermite November 30, 2018 2:38 AM  

If his accuser is to be believed, Tyson doesn’t just play Dr. on TV...

Last video I clip I saw was him talking about the likelihood that our reality is just a complex computer simulation. No mention of the implications this would have on the fossil record and age of the observable universe though...evidently “science” disproves the notion of God speaking the world into existence in six days, but we may all be living on an extra-dimensional grad student’s hard drive after he coded us into existence for extra credit.

Blogger Dane November 30, 2018 3:34 AM  

Being Black might not be enough anymore. Theres too many victim classes that have precedence.
The days of whitey looking over at the token black guy for reassurance that he's not being racist might be over.
Kevin Hart recently got accused of racism because his had a Cowboys and Indians theme birthday party for his child. He of course called the backlash (blacklash) stupid and questioned the sensitivity of our society while unironically joking on a radio that white people play owners and slaves or something equally cringeworthy.
Tyson like Bill Nye are entertainers who made a living as popular media scientists. Sadly to many people the title Scientist is similar to what a priest was centuries ago, inviolable. The voice of a higher authority.
Tyson and Hart are the canaries in the coal mine. It smay just be that the sanctified position of black people of being exempt from accusations of racism and being the arbiters of racism may indeed be coming to an end.

Blogger Jack Amok November 30, 2018 3:42 AM  

"If you want to see stars, look up at night" Black Science Man

I don't want to see stars lady, I want to see Uranus.

Blogger Desert Screamer November 30, 2018 4:27 AM  

"Since your anatomy is fully comprised of atoms,scientifically,you are not even fully there at the moment.Meaning,it wasn't sexual harassment"

-Kneel DeBlack Tyson

Blogger AvocadoBob November 30, 2018 4:35 AM  

“People don’t think it be like it is, but it do.”
-Black Science Man

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums November 30, 2018 4:58 AM  

"There are more stars in our galaxy than atoms in the Universe." - Melanated Scientistician

Blogger Gregory the Great November 30, 2018 5:08 AM  

Jordan Peterson: If he is cleared he should resign just to show Kavanaugh what would have been the morally superior thing to do. Of course the notion of moral superiority largely depends on your position in the hierarchy, in other words how close you are to the manifestation of the ideal. You know this, your children know this and lobsters know this intrinsically. This is a self-evident truth, but I have not quite figured out if it is really of relevance regarding this subject.

Blogger Steve Canyon November 30, 2018 5:13 AM  

Schwyzer's Law

Blogger Pierre Truc November 30, 2018 5:14 AM  

Dane wrote:Being Black might not be enough anymore.

Akshually, muh race card only works when you also pull the leftist card. If you have expressed conservative opinions, or wear a MAGA hat, or violate the SJW narrative, you can be a disabled muslim black tranny and the SJWs will throw you under the bus anyway.

The whole intersectional oppression totem pole doohickey is only a rhetorical tool that SJWs use to attack anyone they want to take down. It has nothing to do with oppression or whatever.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 30, 2018 5:42 AM  

"That's a principle of physics itself: whenever some half-smart dope tries to be a clever trousers and starts talking about "Heisenberg", they're always talking about the observer effect."

There are worse habits, considering Heisenberg himself did that at least once.

Blogger SciVo November 30, 2018 5:47 AM  

What's the over/under on how long until a woman accuses him of randomly, inappropriately masturbating in front of her?

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 30, 2018 5:51 AM  

I'd give you "now" SciVo. From here, seems like a decent chance it's already happened behind closed doors.

Blogger Duke Norfolk November 30, 2018 6:16 AM  

S. Thermite wrote:Last video I clip I saw was him talking about the likelihood that our reality is just a complex computer simulation.

That right there exposes their true motivation and goal. Even NGT isn't stupid enough to think that's a good explanation for the entirety of existence. (Well, maybe he is. It's possible.)

Blogger JD Curtis November 30, 2018 7:08 AM  

They'll hope for it to blow over

Blogger Sam November 30, 2018 7:34 AM  

"The Universe is a simulation" is my a revamp of Boltzmann Brains- if there is a process that creates artificial realities, we are more likely to be living in an artificial one then the real one. We still haven't demonstrated the ability to make universe scale simulations yet so it is incredibly weak right now.

Testable versions are interesting since they make predictions about the laws of physics being designed for ease of computation but non-testable ones should be taken exactly as seriously as 'what if everything started existing 20 minutes ago'.

Blogger Didas Kalos November 30, 2018 8:22 AM  

My money is on the upholding of the ludicrous religion of evolutionism being defended.

Blogger Gregory the Great November 30, 2018 8:31 AM  

In winter in can get quite cold in an artificial reality - especially if you forget to stock on artificial firewood.

Blogger Mr. Deficient November 30, 2018 8:56 AM  

Milo had a good article showing what a buffoon this guy really was sometime back in 2015.

Blogger Avalanche November 30, 2018 9:21 AM  

@46 "Tyson is on the "science communicator" career track."

I always loved the explanation I saw once for why Tyson was being pushed so hard on TV etc as "science man" -- He was the manager of the fantastic NYC Hayden Planetarium... the objection was that asking NdGT to explain, advise, teach astronomy to folks, was equated to asking the Facilities Manager at Shea Stadium to explain game play and strategy.

Blogger Avalanche November 30, 2018 9:23 AM  

@47
"4. LGB - are there B's anymore?
5. Non-Cuban Latinos
6. Blacks
6.5 American Indian
7. Whites (the dirt the totem stands on)

Additions? Mods?"

Where dyah place the pedos? 4.5? 5.5? Since so many are Jews, should they go even higher?

Blogger YooperMan November 30, 2018 9:57 AM  

Check how this "scientist" got his PHD. He doesn't know jack and if he weren't a POC, no one would even know he exists. Total bulls**t artiste.

Blogger Purge187 November 30, 2018 10:05 AM  

If I may go against the tide here - as tempting as it may be to sneer at Tyson, we need to keep in mind that many allegations of rape and sexual harassment are false.

Blogger camcleat November 30, 2018 10:27 AM  

@74

" many allegations of rape and sexual harassment are false."

Yes, indeed they are.

The interesting question this case brings to the fore is "how/where is that decided." If the accused is a White Male, well, he's just guilty as charged regardless of what evidence exists. "It's the seriousness of the charge" was once stated by a prominent female as the only thing that matters.

White Male means "let's try him in the Court of Public Opinion" on the news, on web sites, etc.

But this case further opens the door to Victim Stack Conflict. Is Tyson just as guilty without trial as a white man?

I'd think both Kevin Clash and Bill Cosby would say "yes, it can happen to us as well," proving that Black Man is lower on the Totem Pole than Any Female.

But Tyson has some additional Magic Points to ward off the evil and raise is "cred." He's the Scientistism-ists wet dream of "Black Man that Made It In SCIENCE."

All this to say it's the cultural meta stuff going on that is interesting here.

Blogger Akulkis November 30, 2018 10:32 AM  

Pedos go right in with the rest of 5he GBLTWTFBBGOMG perverts.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 30, 2018 10:37 AM  

Is NDT's trajectory into "science communicator" parallel to the many female STEM "experts" who go into a tech firm's HR or Marketing depts?

There's an extension here somewhere of the "those who can't do, teach" axiom, but I can't quite articulate it. Must have something to do with quotas....

Blogger IGnatius T Foobar November 30, 2018 10:48 AM  

Neil DeGrasse Tyson has never been credible on anything. I don't trust atheist cosmologists, period.

Blogger Greg November 30, 2018 11:19 AM  

From what I've read and heard of these kind of encounters, guys who would pass as acceptable on looks, fame, or wealth still manage to blow the deal by being demanding, inconsiderate and unbelievably gross in their approach.

Blogger ace November 30, 2018 11:24 AM  

"Vegeta, what does the scouter say about her victim level?"

Blogger Greg November 30, 2018 11:48 AM  

Right! And I remember Scott Adams talking about this, how a lot of very smart people think the probability we are in a simulation is so high it is virtually certain. But likelihood, as in probability starts from sample sizes greater than 1. You can't get there from, "maybe our world is a simulation."
You can't conclude you are a character in a novel just because you are overwhelmed by the number of books in the library, or by the increasing quality of those novels, now could you?

Blogger Greg November 30, 2018 12:12 PM  

Well, physics collisions and light interactions with surfaces are generally simplified for purposes of computer animation rather than calculated to be accurate, so on that account the idea would also seem to be a big fail. I spent a lot of time rendering, and got this drilled into me. If you approach a glass case full of layer upon layer of Corona bottles, with multiple light sources and mirrors, and do not feel time slow down, as if the air were molasses, you might not be living in a simulation.

Blogger Musashi November 30, 2018 12:23 PM  

Pitiful people....all of them.

Blogger Nostromo November 30, 2018 12:27 PM  

Notorious NDT: As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

Blogger dc.sunsets November 30, 2018 12:48 PM  

@84 Not a great example. They may not fly like geese but they can damn sure glide (just about into my windshield.)

Blogger DonReynolds November 30, 2018 12:56 PM  

One of the themes of our changing times has been to forbid behaviors that were previously considered normal and ordinary. By forbid, we have a full spectrum of sanctions from anti-social, to new religious sins, to legal torts, to actual crimes against the state, or simply considered rude and unacceptable. In every case the sanctions are negative in connotation and in most cases, little or no proof is required, since these are still considered normal and ordinary behaviors. That means it does no good to deny the accusation, since it is expected behavior.

It is a new form of Puritanism and the prudes believe they have expanded powers of approval and disapproval over everyone else, especially non-Puritans.

Blogger Nate73 November 30, 2018 1:29 PM  

I don't know the details, but in a lot of these cases isn't it that the women were lusting after rich and powerful men and got rejected and then accused them of harassment? Like that Jian Gomeshi guy? In the cases where it is real harassment, is it sometimes the person is like Bill Gates, rich and powerful but also gamma and creepy?

Blogger Michael Maier December 01, 2018 12:03 PM  

These guys actually make me feel better about my social skills.

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