Do *I* personally believe Deepak spews a lot of BS? Sure I do. I also see Dawkins and Krauss and Tegmark and Hawking and Chomsky and the Dalai Lama, the Pope, Putin and myself are.
Keeping both eyes open and thinking clearly and objectively and keeping into account one’s own bias is important,imo.
When I find myself agreeing with something, I subject it to HEAVIER criticism than I do stuff I disagree with.
It’s easy to disagree with stuff you disagree with.
But it’s much harder – and more valuable – to find points of disagreement in things you DO agree with.
That’s why I seem to critique science so often: They’re the ones providing humanity with the answers now, and they’d better get it right because even quick glance in arXiv can show you a lot of Science looking BS.
There’s a lot of good stuff there too. Just have to separate the good from the bad, like anywhere else.