Peter Boghossian did his “adult/childs table” schtick on his Twitter/Facebook page:
If you’ve been relegated to the Kid’s Table because you can’t have an adult conversation, I’ve banned you & won’t be able to see your tweets
Some of the comments in reply are pretty funny:
Does anyone else think that sounds suspiciously like a recipe for “doxastic closure”?
I think tweets are what people do at the kids’ table.
Is this how adults deal with criticism in your world?
One of the reasons the comments are funny is because they hit so close to home. When you tell other adults to “go sit at the Kid’s table,” you are not exactly demonstrating an open mind. In fact, the “Get Thee to the Kid’s Table” attitude that appears to define Boghossian’s thinking is not only a recipe for doxastic closure, it is evidence that doxastic closure is in play. For dismissing someone to the “Kid’s Table” is exactly what we would expect from a closed minded person.