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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1801  Postby Animavore » Jan 06, 2020 6:30 pm

Actually, I want to apologise for posting that video. I instantly regret it and bringing this thread up again. I even hovered over post and still clicked. But I'm not retracting it.

I think I'm done with this guy. He's too vapid and not stimulating or challenging enough for me. In fact he's the exact opposite because all he really does is state what he thinks is the obvious, rolls his eyes a bit, and people who don't want to be intellectually challenged in any way can walk off believing an argument is settled when really it hasn't even been addressed. He's only interesting to me in the context that people think he's interesting and I find that interesting. But maybe not so much any more. This fad has passed.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1802  Postby Macdoc » Jan 06, 2020 6:34 pm

what took you so long....he's a total flake.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1803  Postby Animavore » Jan 06, 2020 6:35 pm

I think I might be a masochist.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1804  Postby Macdoc » Jan 06, 2020 6:41 pm

Indeed ....;)
Even seeing the thread re-surface was an annoyance....embarrassing he is canadian :oops:
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1805  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jan 06, 2020 6:42 pm

I like his obnoxiousness.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1806  Postby tuco » Jan 06, 2020 6:43 pm

I wrote it pages ago, seems to be an obsession.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1807  Postby Matt_B » Feb 10, 2020 1:14 am

He's finally done something newsworthy again, i.e. checked into rehab for tranquilizer addiction:

https://calgaryherald.com/news/jordan-p ... a0038cf8e7

Having seen a few people suffer from this, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy so I'd hope he has a swift and speedy recovery.

Still, I'm wondering if the legion of fans, who seem to regard him as an infallible authority on pretty much every topic imaginable, might start to see some cracks in the facade. Probably not all, but maybe some of them at least.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1808  Postby SafeAsMilk » Feb 10, 2020 1:42 am

His family of course lies about him being misdiagnosed. From what I can tell, he wanted to go cold turkey which of course no sane doctor in the USA (or Canada for that matter) would ever have you do with benzos. So naturally he went to Russia to find someone who would put him into a medically induced coma so he could sleep his way through the withdrawal. The result? Neurological damage and he can't walk.

This apparently stemmed from a "autoimmune reaction to food". Perhaps on an unrelated note, he apparently likes to brag about only eating beef.

Curiously, he also fancies himself an expert on addiction.

It's obviously terrible the suffering he's gone through with all this, but it is also seems a bit like when an anti-vaxxer finally gets bit in the ass by their own idiocy.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1809  Postby Matt_B » Feb 10, 2020 2:38 am

Yeah, you'd think he'd know better given that his most widely cited scientific work was all in the realms of substance addiction. That's the one subject he could actually speak with some authority on, yet still he couldn't help himself.

Still, I guess his messiah complex now comes with its own resurrection myth.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1810  Postby Spearthrower » Feb 10, 2020 3:20 am

This is the medical equivalent of someone denying gravity as an ideological hoax and jumping out the window only to find that the forces of the universe don't give two hoots regardless of conviction.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1811  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Feb 10, 2020 12:51 pm

AIDS denialists have died of AIDS. This is to be expected from true believers.

His kid is telling the press Russian doctors are uniquely brave to "medically detox" patients as was done to her dad. They're actually just less susceptible to malpractice suits. Plenty of doctors in North America would be happy to do it if there weren't severe consequences.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1812  Postby OlivierK » Feb 10, 2020 10:15 pm

Fuck him. He's a big fan of people taking responsibility for the shit they bring into their own lives, and he's got enough flaws of his own to spawn a 990 page thread, some of which (collossal ego, rejection of rules put in place for good reasons, etc) have got him where he is now.

I mean, I feel sorry for him having to go through such awful shit, but in the same limited way I feel sorry for the person I know who has to deal with emphysema after smoking heavily for 60 years.

His toxic belief system, and the undeserved respect it gets from various sectors, causes real harm to other people. In some way it's only fair that the toxicity of his beliefs comes back on him personally, not just on others. In it's own unfortunate way, it's a just outcome.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1813  Postby Briton » Feb 12, 2020 11:58 am

Animavore wrote:

I think I'm done with this guy.



You actually bought into his crap? Bloody hell.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1814  Postby Animavore » Feb 12, 2020 12:25 pm

Briton wrote:
Animavore wrote:

I think I'm done with this guy.



You actually bought into his crap? Bloody hell.


No.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1815  Postby Svartalf » Feb 12, 2020 12:34 pm

I don't know the man or what he preaches, but I must admit his credentials seem impressive
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1816  Postby SafeAsMilk » Feb 12, 2020 12:40 pm

Patron saint of incels. Clean your room! Wash your dick! Definitely PhD material.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1817  Postby Hermit » Feb 12, 2020 2:23 pm

We're like lobsters because, um, serotonin.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1818  Postby felltoearth » Feb 12, 2020 4:02 pm

Svartalf wrote:I don't know the man or what he preaches, but I must admit his credentials seem impressive

He has written two questionable and widely criticized books and is a Tenured prof at University of Toronto. There is nothing on the whole impressive in that compared with the wealth of of tenured University of Toronto profs. His most impressive accomplishments are his click count on the internet and his being dubiously platformed in "debates." As Ani said, he is vapid and wrong about the science he cites most of the time.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1819  Postby Briton » Feb 12, 2020 5:56 pm

Animavore wrote:
Briton wrote:
Animavore wrote:

I think I'm done with this guy.



You actually bought into his crap? Bloody hell.


No.


Okay. Glad to hear it.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

#1820  Postby Animavore » Feb 12, 2020 8:47 pm

Briton wrote:
Animavore wrote:
Briton wrote:
Animavore wrote:

I think I'm done with this guy.



You actually bought into his crap? Bloody hell.


No.


Okay. Glad to hear it.


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