One of the strangest things I've ever seen in my life, and I say strange not because it happened, as, in a way, it's normal on the internet these days! But what wasn't "Normal" was that it happened between two such very nice and respected members of this forum. It's bothered me more than I realised. I was listening to this podcast:-
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
34 - The Perilous State of the University - Jonathan Haidt
21 Nov 2017 · 96 min · (87.6 MB)
As you may know I'm interested in Dr Jordan B Peterson
. JBP is a keen pod-caster and interviewer interviewing various "Thinking" persons. In this interview:- "The Perilous State of the University" JBP is interviewing Dr. Jonathan Haidt
- JH has written several books one of them titled "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion"
This topic was briefly broached in the interview and I note that JH mentioned normal everyday people being overtaken by religion, not the Christian, Jewish Buddhist, Muslim type of religions, but a basic underlying mechanism present in everyone. Everyone/anyone has a tendency towards a type of religious thinking, a religious fervour!
It reminded me of something someone said about the nature of the exchange in THIS THREAD, the negative and animosity in the exchange, which was likened to religion.
The podcast is easy to listen to on your PC or your mobile, whilst driving, sitting on the train, whenever you find yourself apparently wasting your time! You can absorb something useful. I recommend you listen to podcasts, and particularly this one!