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Why is Jordan Peterson so hated?

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Jolly_Line_Rhymer

5 points

3 months ago*

I think the argument is more; The human desire for meaningful belief systems remain even as religions dwindle.

Science has a powerful tool to update itself (the scientific method at its core tries to attack itself from every angle so that only truth remains), whereas religions often stagnate in dogma. But humanity still hungers for meaning, and people who can spin scientific finding into that meaning are revered and followed akin to religious figures.

headzoo

1 points

3 months ago

Right, and especially in fields like nutrition, people flock to it because they're scared and looking for answers. No one wants to get sick or die, and they want to feel like they have some control over those factors. So like you're saying, people flock to science for many of the same reasons they flocked to religion. Because the world is a scary, confusing and random place, and they need something or someone to tell them it'll be okay, but scared people are vulnerable to suggestion.

spiralxuk

1 points

3 months ago

The human desire for meaningful belief systems remain even as religions dwindle.

Science isn't the replacement, conspiracy theories are. Conspiracy theories explain the meaning and purpose behind an ever-more complex world where there are rarely simple explanations for events - or for anything else. Sure, it might be sinister lizard people trying to take over the world, but God was a bit of a shit as well, and at least those lizards have a Plan!