The more I have time to watch all three of these videos, the more brilliant I see David Wood’s analysis of the Jordan Peterson vs. Cathy Newman debate that became so famous in 2018-2019 and continues to produce fruit in understanding a lot of analysis of modern cultural debate these days. David Wood’s “3 Lessons” is brilliant:
Of course this made me go back and watch the famous interview again, and it is amazing. The whole thing is worth watching and thinking about.
Jordan Peterson spends the entire time correcting Cathy Newman’s questions that are almost always full of prejudicial assumptions and judgements that she has already made against him. Peterson is quick to provide empirical evidence and corrections to her biased questions.
Around the 21:00 mark, Peterson corrects her on what she wrongly asserts about his refusal to obey government mandated speech.
Then, Cathy Newman asks: “Why should your right to freedom of speech trump the Transgender’s right not to be offended?”
Jordan Peterson: “Because in order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive”
Brilliant ! I wish I had his quick wit and intellect!
David Wood also did a good job of taking Jordan Peterson’s empirical evidence and showing how wrong Islam and Muhammad was about women intelligence. I personally don’t like the cartoon of Muhammad that is on the still photo, but the intellectual content of polemics against Islam, by using the quotes from the Qur’an and the Hadiths is brilliant.