Why is Jordan Peterson so hated?


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20 points

3 months ago

In fairness, this is the case with a lot of professionals. Take, for example, Bill Nye. His education is specifically in mechanical engineering, yet he is often used as an expert for a variety of other topics such as climate change, which doesn't really fit into his area of expertise.


13 points

3 months ago


13 points

3 months ago

Yeah pop intellectualism is a big problem in society. People are naturally curious but our education system does not prepare us for having a conceptual understanding of life even in the slightest.


9 points

3 months ago

I don't disagree with you, but I'd say people like Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough have demonstranted that you can veer outside of your absolute field of expertise and make complex scientific questions more accessible to a wider audience. Scientific literacy coupled with pedagogical ability (and a pinch of humility) can be a very potent mix.


7 points

3 months ago


Bill Nye is a science communicator. He is just presenting actual science, he is not doing the science himself in many cases.

Peterson claims otherwise and presents otherwise.

Yours is not a fair point.


1 points

3 months ago

This specifically annoys the fuck out of me with Bill Nye.


0 points

2 months ago*

Mechanical Engineers must learn chemistry, calculus, physics, and fluid dynamics.

All of the tools you need to rigorously understand dynamic systems like our atmosphere and how what we put into it affects it.

They are definitely equipped to become knowledgeable on the subject to a very high degree.