As we all know, one of the ways that Peter Boghossian attacks people of faith is by ridiculing them as being childish. He likes to say that religious people don’t belong at the “adult table” and instead belong at the “child’s table.” Yet it turns it this attack is just one of Boghossian’s verbal tics. PZ Myers recently transribed some of Boghossian’s comments from some internet video, where Boghossian is complaining about the atheist/feminist community. Have a look:
1:20 (PB): How did we come to the point where we can’t have adult conversations?
6:10 (PB) we need to argue in an adult way
8:20 (PB) the woman was not capable of having an adult conversation
11:00 (PB) many people in the atheist movement have lost the ability to have an adult conversation
15:10 (PB) People have lost the ability to have an adult conversation.
21:30 (PB) People are not having adult conversations.
25:40 (PB) How can we make people talk as adults?
26:30 (PB) She had some issue that prevented her from having an adult conversation.
33:40 (PB) the best way to address this issues is in an adult manner
37:40 (PB) There are certain members of our community that are not behaving in an adult way
43:50 (PB) We need to have an adult conversation.
As we can see, Boghossian’s tic appears at a frequency of about 1 tic per four minutes, which strikes me as some form of abnormality. I have to wonder if this is a symptom of a brain being infected by the Gnu virus.