Apr. 6, 2018


Jordan B Peterson is brilliant when he examines the human mind. To use a word from his lectures Maps of Meaning, he “maps” what he believes are the substrata of consciousness and the culturally-derived moral values that he believes have influenced the direction of modern western civilization. But he puts the edifice of that civilization at the center and the leader with the best combination of vision, intelligence and charm at the top. His viewpoint is comprehensive but incomplete. He is like someone who reverse engineers a radio but fails to understand the radio's purpose, which is to receive a signal from an external source. He flirts with the transcendent without admitting that what is "above" is not only a metaphor but a direction to a Creator. Turn on the radio and you might hear God.