Alan wrote:Fuller rationale is here.
It's not clear exactly what the clock is supposed to be predicting. If it is the likelihood of global thermonuclear war, I wouldn't agree with moving the hands. If it is the likelihood of any aggressive use of a nuclear weapon, say by North Korea, then it makes more sense.
Trump's bromance with Putin works in one direction but his general wackiness factor works in the other -- maybe a wash. Maybe the opposite wash for Hillary.
If they had said, "even if the election had gone the other way", we would have made this clock move, it would have been a stronger statement. If it was primarily motivated by Trump, they should have waited until he did something overtly dangerous (if ever) -- and then announced a clock move. Again, that would have been more impactful.
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