The public is starting to understand that Jeffrey Epstein was a front for a large blackmail operation to control politicians and VIPs. Epstein’s connections to scientists have been less reported, however. It’s time to ask the question: why would a blackmail network be so heavily involved with American scientists? This article doesn’t answer that question, however- it’s just a reference base of what public associations I can find to Jeffrey Epstein and scientists. I’ll try to figure it out later. If you have anything to add, please put it in the comment section.
February 22, 1993. Epstein acquires land in New Mexico he later built Zorro Ranch on. NY Mag: “He had it built because of the month or so he found himself spending there, talking elementary particle physics with his friend Murray Gell-Mann, a Nobel Prize–winning physicist and co-chair of the science board at the Santa Fe Institute. Gell-Mann was co-founder of the Santa Fe Institute. Gell-Man is largely credited with discovering the “quark.” Gell-Mann won the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics. Gell-Mann worked at CERN. In 1994, Gell-Mann gave Jeffrey Epstein credit for financing his book The Quark and the Jaguar. “Support of my work through donations to SFI (Santa Fe Institute) by Jeffrey Epstein and by Gideon and Ruth Gartner is also gratefully acknowledged.” Gell-Mann wrote an impressive autobiography on Edge.Org.
February, 1998. This appears to be the first evidence of Jeffrey Epstein’s association with the Edge Foundation. The Edge Foundation appears to have be formed in January 1997 from a group led John Brockman that met 1981-1996 and called themselves the “Reality Club.” Epstein flew to Monterey, California in February 1998, where annual dinners at the Edge Foundation were later held each February from 1999 to present. Epstein attended several of these dinners. Buzzfeed reported that “foundations associated with Epstein provided $638,000 out of a total of almost $857,000 received by Edge” from 2001-2017.
2000. From JeffreyEpstein.org: “The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation was established in 2000 to support cutting edge science and science education around the world. The foundation is also an active supporter of early education, youth initiatives and international peace accords. The foundation is based in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.”
2000. Vanity Fair: Jeffrey Epstein was appointed to the Board of New York’s Rockefeller University, but only served one term. Wikipedia: “The Rockefeller University is a private graduate university in New York City. It focuses primarily on the biological and medical sciences and provides doctoral and postdoctoral education. Rockefeller is the oldest biomedical research institute in the United States. The 82-person faculty (tenured and tenure-track, as of 2018) has 37 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, seven Lasker Award recipients, and five Nobel laureates. As of October 2019, a total of 36 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Rockefeller University.”
December, 2000. Virginia Roberts Giuffre says she was forced to have sex with Stephen Pinker on Epstein’s Little St. James Island. The date is a guess from her affidavit and Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs. Wikipedia: Steven Pinker is a “cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.”
February 20, 2001. Steven Pinker flies to the Edge Billionaire’s Dinner in Monterey, California with Jeffrey Epstein.
March, 2001. Virginia Roberts Giuffre said she was forced to have sex with Marvin Minsky around March, 2001 at Epstein’s Zorro Ranch in New Mexico. Many call Marvin Minsky the father of artificial intelligence. His 1960 paper Steps towards Artificial Intelligence was very influential.
“Early 2000s.” New York Times. “On multiple occasions starting in the early 2000s, Mr. Epstein told scientists and businessmen about his ambitions to use his New Mexico ranch as a base where women would be inseminated with his sperm and would give birth to his babies, according to two award-winning scientists and an adviser to large companies and wealthy individuals, all of whom Mr. Epstein told about it. Alan M. Dershowitz, a professor emeritus of law at Harvard, recalled that at a lunch Mr. Epstein hosted in Cambridge, Mass., he steered the conversation toward the question of how humans could be improved genetically. Mr. Dershowitz said he was appalled, given the Nazis’ use of eugenics to justify their genocidal effort to purify the Aryan race.”
2002. NY Mag: Jeff Epstein funds a study on evolutionary psychology at Cambridge at Stephen Kosslyn’s laboratory in Cambridge. Stephen Kosslyn is a psychologist at Harvard.
April, 2002. Slate: “Epstein’s former neighbor, the psychologist and computer scientist Roger Schank, describes another such event that he attended: a meeting of artificial-intelligence experts, organized by Marvin Minsky and held on Epstein’s island in April 2002. ‘Epstein walks into the conference with two girls on his arm,’ said Schank. The scientists were holding their discussions in a small room, and as they talked, ‘[Epstein] was in the back, on a couch, hugging and kissing these girls.’”
September 12, 2012. Epstein donates $100,000 to Marvin Minsky.
2003. From JeffreyEpstein.org: “In 2003, the Foundation established the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University with a $35 million gift to the university. Under the direction of Martin Nowak, the Program is one of the first of its kind to study the evolution of molecular biology with the primary use of mathematics.” On Nowak, from NY Mag: “Epstein talks to Nowak about once a week and flies him around the country to his various homes to deliver impromptu lectures. Over the past three years, he has written $500,000 worth of checks to fund Nowak’s research. This past February, Epstein had Nowak over for dinner at the 71st Street townhouse.” Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel 1999-2001, visited Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics with Jeff Epstein at some point. Ehud Barak, quoted in the Daily Beast: “at his home, I met many very respected people, scientists, Nobel Prize winners, and I met him also in Boston, at MIT or the Harvard labs he supports.”
September 8, 2004. Epstein pictured here with Marvin Minsky.
George Church said he met Epstein in 2006. “Church, whose 2012 book “Regenesis” Brockman shepherded, said he met Epstein in 2006, either through Brockman or through the then-chairman of the Harvard psychology department, Stephen Kosslyn, a member of Edge.org.” Church told Spiegel he wanted to clone an Neanderthal in 2013. They’ve been trying to clone a mammoth for some time now using CRISPR.
March 17, 2006. Physicists Debate Gravity at St. Thomas Symposium. Lawrence Krauss organized the event. Pictured below is Krauss on the way to Epstein’s Atlantis submarine with Stephen Hawking. Krauss apparently did some scuba diving outside the submarine. Pictures are from Edge.Org.
July 5, 2006. A Talk With Lawrence M. Krauss [7.5.06]. “just returned from the Virgin Islands, from a delightful event — a conference in St. Thomas — that I organized with 21 physicists. I like small events, and I got to hand-pick the people. The topic of the meeting was “Confronting Gravity. ” I wanted to have a meeting where people would look forward to the key issues facing fundamental physics a+nd cosmology. And if you think about it they all revolve in one way or another around gravity. Someone at the meeting said, well, you know, don’t we understand gravity? Things fall. But really, many of the key ideas that right now are at the forefront of particle physics cosmology, relate to our lack of understanding of how to accommodate gravity and quantum mechanics. just returned from the Virgin Islands, from a delightful event — a conference in St. Thomas — that I organized with 21 physicists. I like small events, and I got to hand-pick the people. The topic of the meeting was “Confronting Gravity. ” I wanted to have a meeting where people would look forward to the key issues facing fundamental physics and cosmology. And if you think about it they all revolve in one way or another around gravity. Someone at the meeting said, well, you know, don’t we understand gravity? Things fall. But really, many of the key ideas that right now are at the forefront of particle physics cosmology, relate to our lack of understanding of how to accommodate gravity and quantum mechanics.(paragraph). I invited a group of cosmologists, experimentalists, theorists, and particle physicists. Stephen Hawking came. We had three Nobel laureates: Gerard ‘t Hooft, David Gross, Frank Wilczek; well-known cosmologists and physicists such as Jim Peebles at Princeton, Alan Guth at MIT, Kip Thorne at Caltech, Lisa Randall at Harvard; experimentalists, such as Barry Barish of LIGO, the gravitational wave observatory; we had observational cosmologists, people looking at the cosmic microwave background; we had Maria Spiropulu from CERN, who’s working on the Large Hadron Collider—which, a decade ago, people wouldn’t have thought it was a probe of gravity, but now due to recent work in the possibility of extra dimensions it might be.”
July 6, 2007. Steven Pinker reviews the statue Jeff Epstein is charged with for a letter that Epstein’s lawyers submitted to the court before his sentencing.
April 27, 2008. Palm Beach Daily News reported that “Beleaguered billionaire Jeffrey Epstein at the Tel Aviv Hilton in Israel, where, a spokesman says, ‘he was spending Passover, meeting with Israeli research scientists, and taking a tour of military bases.’”
Aside: Backing up a bit, in February 11, 2008, previous to Epstein’s trip to visit Israeli scientists and military bases, an FBI report was generated that said: “This is a highly sensitive investigation; therefore the USAO is proceeding accordingly.” June 30, 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to charges that were far more lenient than the evidence warranted. I believe that it’s fair to say that Israel influenced Epstein’s charges. Israel would have been well aware of Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and upcoming sentencing. Israel let him on their military bases to send the United States a message about the blackmail material they possessed.
2008-2009. Seth Lloyd visited Epstein while he was serving his “sentence” in Florida. Seth Lloyd is a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT. He has ties to Epstein and Murray Gell-Mann from the Santa Fe Institute. Recently researchers at MIT resigned in protest of Epstein’s ties to MIT. MIT received about $800,000 from Epstein over two decades.
December, 2010. Buzzfeed: “one of Epstein’s foundations, Enhanced Education, made $250,000 in payments to the Origins Project, headed by Lawrence Krauss at Arizona State University, between December 2010 and April 2017”
April 1, 2011. Lawrence Krauss is quoted in the Daily Beast: “I don’t feel tarnished in any way by my relationship with Jeffrey; I feel raised by it.”
November 2, 2013. Epstein Launches Radical Emotional Software For The Gaming Industry. “Virtual gaming is about to warp through a black hole, thanks to a band of scientists in Hong Kong and a hedge funder with a zealous science background, called Jeffrey Epstein. Indeed, game programming is moving away from algorithmic robots to a twilight realm of emotional thinkers, taking online, video and toy entrepreneurs, one step closer to Star Trek’s ‘Holodeck.’”
November 8, 2013. “The challenge in all of this,” Jeffrey Epstein remarked, “is to create a robotic nervous system that can perceive concepts in its environment.”
June, 2014. Jeffrey Epstein meets with George Church. “He confirmed NBC’s recent report that he had six phone calls and meetings with Epstein in 2014, as shown in Church’s online calendar (he has posted one every year since 1999). Sample entry: “Jun 21, 2014 Lunch w/ Jeffrey Epstein, 12-1:30, Martin Nowak’s Institute.” (Nowak, a Harvard biologist/mathematician, is also a Brockman client and Edge participant.) He also met with Epstein “several times” each year since, Church said. (Brockman and Nowak could not be reached for comment over the weekend.)” George Church’s 1984 paper Genomic Sequencing was a basis for future research and funding of the Human Genome Project, which Church was heavily involved in. From statnews: “Church and Nowak have worked together on, among other things, the evolution of CRISPR-based gene drives. At the get-togethers with Nowak, Church said, Epstein seemed interested in the science of life’s origins and mathematically modeling the evolution of viruses, cancer cells, and life itself. Epstein did not leave much of an impression on him, Church said: ‘The meetings weren’t really about Jeffrey, they were about the scientists who were talking with each other. Normally, expectations are low for people who listen in on meetings far outside their field of expertise.’”
August 31, 2014. Steven Pinker, Lawrence Krauss, and Jeffrey Epstein are pictured together at a function for Krauss’s Origins Project.
Undated. Also from JeffreyEpstein.org: “The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation has supported many leading scientists including Stephen Hawkings, Martin Nowak, Gregory Benford, Lee Smolin, Seth Lloyd, Lawrence Krauss, Artificial Intelligence scientist, Marvin Minsky and Nobel Laureates Gerard ‘t Hooft, David Gross and Frank Wilczek. The foundation also funds numerous universities and science institutes including the Santa Fe Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Jeffrey Epstein is a former member of the Mind, Brain and Behavior Committee at Harvard, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the New York Academy of Science and a former Rockefeller University Board Member. Mr. Epstein is also an active member of the Edge Organization.”