Rebecca Watson wrote a new post, Jordan Peterson, Addiction, and the Cult of Personal Responsibility, on the site Skepchick 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Remember Jordan Peterson? He’s the Canadian author who uses pseudoscience to t […]
Addiction is the best refutation of all the Free Will posturing of Libertarian assholes. Ayn Rand’s denial, while chainsmoking herself to death, after watching her husband drink himself to death, and living on speed for decades, ought to put this bullshit to bed for good.
Mikhaila’s declaration that there was no ‘psychological’ element in Peterson’s drug history is all of a piece. Tolerance, adaptation, and the unpleasantness of withdrawal, do not explain real addiction. Why would anyone relapse, once they were effectively ‘cleaned up,’ unless there were non-chemical factors involved?