Jordan Peterson vs Sam Harris on religion

By Xah Lee. Date: .

Jordan Peterson vs Sam Harris on religion

i wanted to like Sam Harris, but never did. i think he tries to push his little rational mind to much. He wanted to be the god of everything but is a bit short. I find Peterson, Paglia, much more intellectually rich.

the thing with Sam Harris is like, he's 1 trick pony. The reasons against god has been laid out flat by 1900s, particularly Bertrand Russell. Sam is more like a activist. While, you read or watch Jordan Peterson, Camille Paglia, you get more rich ideas.

i've actually just watched the first 90 min of this video. Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson debate on religion. if you've never studied philosophy of religion, this might be good wedge in

Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson - Vancouver - 1 (CC: Arabic and Spanish)
Aug 31, 2018
Pangburn

in this video, Jordan is actually bogged down by his painstaking obsession with precision of his utterances. on the surface seems extremely precise but really are just verbiage. Normally, of his other video i've seen, he's not this wasted. but maybe because the subject matter and context of debate with another academic.

the 2nd video:

Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson - Vancouver - 2 (CC: Arabic & Spanish)
Aug 31, 2018
Pangburn
Moderated by Bret Weinstein
2018-06-24

seems much better. but i only watched the 1st 10 min yet.