Friday wrote:"just sell your houses if they're in low level areas and the seas rise"
I mean, he's also a shill. JP isn't doing this because he's been fooled, he's doing this maliciously because it makes him money. And for whatever reason, the average person tends to think that makes a person doing that better than just another idiot who is dumb. But no, wrong. It makes them far, far worse.
I listen to a lot of ted talks and science shows and shit on YT while working on other stuff. A few days ago one of those Jordan Peckerson fake-TEDs came up in the queue. I don't recognize the guy's voice or look at what's in the queue; I'm ass-deep in a game or something else and just let it start marching into my ears. Soon he's on about one of the psychosocial milestones of adulthood is being a "good citizen" and the reason so many people fail is because of "dangerous ideologies" which he never does come up with examples or names for in his 28 minutes of tirade.
I look at the queue and the title of the talk is "Human perception and reality-checking" but at no point in his increasingly pleading, imploring rant does he say what the reality is that we should be checking, or how that equates to being a good citizen and therefore being socially well-adjusted. I skip the last 5 minutes or so because I can think of a few things people should check before they listen to this shit.
There's like, zero science or data in the talk. It's just him openly wishing everyone would just try harder to be liked and respected by authority figures and not subscribe to dangerous ideologies like civil disobedience, protesting injustice, or boycotting douchebaggery.
To be fair, a lot of TED talks are niche field grad students and book authors peddling pet theories, but a) nearly all of them have some sort of data or sciencey stuff they pull out and go over, even if it's preliminary/statistically limp/small n. and b) it's not couched in obvious dogwhistle shit. You roll your eyes at some of them because some really are just infomercials for robotics products or books or whatever, but jfc even the thorium reactor peddlers are more believable and scientific than J fuckin P.