“A single Psilocybin trip” Jordan Peterson talks about Dr Roland Griffith’s research


Published on Apr 1, 2019

“It is simply unprecedented in psychiatry that a single dose of a medicine produces these kind of dramatic and enduring results.” – Stephen Ross, co-investigator, speaking to Scientific American For anyone who doesn’t know, Yes, The thumbnail is paying homage to Infected Mushroom. I would recommend checking out their music @ https://infected-mushroom.com/ Do you want to support his channel? Please go to his website located in the link below: https://jordanbpeterson.com/donate/

 

Who Dares Say He Believes in God?


Published on Jun 8, 2019

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. (Mark 10:18; see also Luke 18:19). Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21, KJV). I have been asked many times by many people if I believe in God. I don’t like this question. I generally respond by stating that I act as if God exists, but that’s not sufficiently true. Who could do that? Who could conduct themselves with the moral exactitude and care necessary of someone who would dare to make that claim? Either claim? In any case, after being asked the question yet again, when I was in Australia, I decided to attempt to answer it in some detail. This lecture, one of the 12 Rules for Life tour talks, was delivered in Sydney Feb 26, 2019, at the International Convention Centre. It was one of six I had professionally video recorded. Five of the six will be released directly on thinkspot, our new social media platform (to be announced in mid-June), as a bonus for direct subscribers (not to worry; there are still more than 50 to be released as audio on the Jordan B Peterson podcast at http://bit.ly/2HUdgnc, so it’s not as if there will be any shortage). But I thought YouTube would be appropriate for this, given the potentially broad interest in the topic. I’ve made a new playlist for it, too, entitled On (my) Belief in God. Three videos make up that playlist: this one, a 20 minute talk I did for the Prager summit in May of 2019 (https://youtu.be/vwKCK5EhibM), and an interview/discussion I had with Dennis Prager at the same event (https://youtu.be/j0GL_4cAkhI) I would recommend watching them in the playlist order, which will be this lecture first, then my Prager talk, then the interview, if you’re interested in doing so. I think they make a good group.The idea of belief in God is of extreme importance. I hope that these lectures and interviews add to everyone’s understanding of my position and why I hold it. As always, thank you very much for your continued support. The adjunct videos are also available on the Prager U site: the lecture at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avInT… the interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L47oJ… Thanks to the Prager U organization for the invitation and opportunity.

 

David Berlinski—Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions


Published on Sep 1, 2011

David Berlinski is the author of a number of books, including the recent volumes One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics and The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions. Berlinski asserts that “a great many men and women have a dull, hurt, angry sense of being oppressed by the sciences. They are frustrated by endless scientific boasting. They suspect that … the scientific community holds them in contempt. They are right to feel this way.” With Darwin’s theory of evolution as a point of departure, he takes scientists to task for their antireligious assumptions and explores the conflict between the scientific community and those with firmly held religious beliefs.

 

Harvard Talk: Postmodernism & the Mask of Compassion


Published on May 22, 2017

I was invited to speak at Harvard University in mid-April on the use of compassion as a mask for the advance of the profoundly anti-western postmodern and neomarxist doctrines. There was a fair bit of controversy surrounding the invitation (which accounted in part for the relatively confrontational tone of the interview/discussion). There were protesters in attendance, one of whom insisted (as is quite common) in speaking out of turn, because, of course, her comments were so important that putting them forward justified breaking the agreed-upon rules. That said, the protesters were civil.

 

Mathematical Challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution with Berlinski, Meyer, and Gelernter


Published on Jul 22, 2019

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Recorded on June 6, 2019 in Italy. Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design? Has Darwinism really failed? Peter Robinson discusses it with David Berlinski, David Gelernter, and Stephen Meyer, who have raised doubts about Darwin’s theory in their two books and essay, respectively The Deniable Darwin, Darwin’s Doubt, and “Giving Up Darwin” (published in the Claremont Review of Books). Robinson asks them to convince him that the term “species” has not been defined by the authors to Darwin’s disadvantage. Gelernter replies to this and explains, as he expressed in his essay, that he sees Darwin’s theory as beautiful (which made it difficult for him to give it up): “Beauty is often a telltale sign of truth. Beauty is our guide to the intellectual universe—walking beside us through the uncharted wilderness, pointing us in the right direction, keeping us on track—most of the time.” Gelernter notes that there’s no reason to doubt that Darwin successfully explained the small adjustments by which an organism adapts to local circumstances: changes to fur density or wing style or beak shape. Yet there are many reasons to doubt whether Darwin can answer the hard questions and explain the big picture—not the fine-tuning of existing species but the emergence of new ones. Meyer explains Darwinism as a comprehensive synthesis, which gained popularity for its appeal. Meyer also mentions that one cannot disregard that Darwin’s book was based on the facts present in the 19th century. Robinson then asks the panel whether Darwin’s theory of gradual evolution is contradicted by the explosion of fossil records in the Cambrian period, when there was a sudden occurrence of many species over the span of approximately seventy million years (Meyer’s noted that the date range for the Cambrian period is actually narrowing). Meyer replies that even population genetics, the mathematical branch of Darwinian theory, has not been able to support the explosion of fossil records during the Cambrian period, biologically or geologically. Robinson than asks about Darwin’s main problem, molecular biology, to which Meyer explains, comparing it to digital world, that building a new biological function is similar to building a new code, which Darwin could not understand in his era. Berlinski does not second this and states that the cell represents very complex machinery, with complexities increasing over time, which is difficult to explain by a theory. Gelernter throws light on this by giving an example of a necklace on which the positioning of different beads can lead to different permutations and combinations; it is really tough to choose the best possible combination, more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack. He seconds Meyer’s statement that it was impossible for Darwin to understand that in his era, since the math is easy but he did not have the facts. Meyer further explains how difficult it is to know what a protein can do to a cell, the vast combinations it can produce, and how rare is the possibility of finding a functional protein. He then talks about the formation of brand-new organisms, for which mutation must affect genes early in the life form’s development in order to control the expression of other genes as the organism grows. “Intelligent design” is something only Meyer agrees with, but Berlinski replies that as a scientific approach, one can agree or disagree with it, but should not reject it. Meyer talks about the major discovery in the 1950s and ’60s concerning the DNA molecule, which encodes information in a somewhat digital format, providing researchers with the opportunity to trace the information back to its source. Gelernter argues that if there was/is an intelligent designer then why is the design not the most efficient, rather than prone to all sorts of problems, including the mental and emotional. Robinson quotes Gelernter: “Darwinism is no longer just a scientific theory but a basis of a worldview, and an emergency . . . religion for the many troubled souls who need one.” Gelernter further adds that it’s a fantastically challenging problem that Darwin chose to address. How difficult will it be for scientists to move on from Darwin’s theory of evolution? Will each scientist need to examine the evidence for his or herself? These are some of most important questions facing science in the 21st century. For further information: https://www.hoover.org/publications/u…

Jordan Peterson *NEW* The Meaning of Life


Published on Jan 27, 2018

The question: Is There Meaning to Life? If you want to support Dr Jordan Peterson: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Original source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDDQO…

 

“As deep a question as you can possibly ask” – Jordan Peterson in conversation with Iain McGilchrist


Published on Feb 14, 2018

An extraordinary half-hour conversation about the brain, chaos, order, freedom, evil, mythology, being, and becoming between two of the leading thinkers of our time. Perspectiva is a research organisation based in London, co-founded in 2016 by Scottish Philosopher and chess Grandmaster Dr Jonathan Rowson and Swedish Social Theorist and Entrepreneur Tomas Bjorkman. We examine the relationship between complex global challenges and the inner lives of human beings and highlight why this matters in society. Website: http://www.systems-souls-society.com

 

Jordan Peterson – “Masculinity is not toxic” – part 2 of interview


Published on Jan 26, 2018

The second part of Rebel Wisdom’s exclusive interview with psychologist and professor Jordan Peterson – where he talks about the challenges for men and masculinity, and links it to the Jungian concept of archetypes. See the Rebel Wisdom’s full length documentary on Jordan Peterson here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjqXX…

Mysticism, Spirit and the Shadow’ – Jordan Peterson interview part 1


Published on Jan 3, 2018

The first part of Rebel Wisdom’s exclusive interview with psychologist and professor Jordan Peterson – where he talks in depth about his understanding of mysticism, religion and the challenge of integrating the shadow. Rebel Wisdom is a new media organisation making films about the biggest subjects. For more: http://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk If you enjoyed this documentary, please consider supporting our work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rebelwisdom

Strengthen the Individual: A counterpoint to Post Modern Political Correctness


Published on Mar 14, 2017

This is a lecture (Q & A forthcoming) that I gave in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, on Saturday. I discuss the development of post-modernism, its relationship to Marxism, the dangers it poses to the civilization of the West, and what might be done, in consequence.