Boghossian Discovers Taenia Solium Parasite in Brains of Religious Believers.

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Boghossian (left) & neuroimaging samples provided (right).

Recent nueroscientific research by the atheist philosopher Peter Boghossian resulted in a phenomenal discovery; a discovery that may very well change the way that contemporary researchers view religious belief. Boghossian explains his discovery:

“With the help of some generous funding I discovered that Taenia Solium, belonging to the family Taeniidae, was found to be prevalent within the frontal lobe region of religious brains” (1).

However, Boghossian believes that this affirms his initial hypothesis on religious belief. He is known (as I’ve touched on before) for advocating that religious belief, en masse, is a “virus” while also calling for a process and agenda that will “ultimately eradicate faith.” Religious belief is ultimately, as Boghossian believes, a mental virus. Boghossian sees the manifest implications:

“Essentially what I found is that Taenia Solium lays an infectious agent known as cysticerci. This agent seems to replicate in the brains of religious believers (but my study showed that this is the case with mostly Christians).”

Upon questioning by Ronald Freeman, co-founder of the Atheist Empire for Research Statistics, on how this parasite made it into the frontal lobe region of the religious believers’ brain in the first place, Boghossian had this to say:

“That is an area of ongoing research for me. What I suspect is that it somehow formed itself due to climate within a religious persons brain. Essentially if life on this Earth could come into existence without any help then it wouldn’t stretch the imagination that this must somehow be related to the brain parasite too.”

He also seems to believe that this discovery has confirmed the atheist’s status as a freethinker. This is because, within the testing phase where Boghossian performed neuroimaging on several atheist subjects, no trace of Taenia Solium was to be found. This would explain why atheists are always so open to evidence whereas Christians can’t be due to the infection. He concludes:

“This is a really big find. It affirms my initial hypotheses about religious belief. This would also have implications for the medical science industry since drugs could very well be developed in response to my findings. It’s a massive leap forward for atheism as well.”

References.

1. Research results posted at the Atheist Empire for Research Statistics. Available.

NB: Any names of real people found within this article is purely accidental. 

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23 responses to “Boghossian Discovers Taenia Solium Parasite in Brains of Religious Believers.

  1. So an atheistic researcher assumes believers are ” not free thinkers” & surprise !!! He ” found a virus” in Christians!! Unbiased research???? REALLY🙉🙉

  2. Ok, let me get this straight…. Boghossian is a philosopher, not a neurologist/brain surgeon, an immunologist, an expert on infectious diseases, or a micro-biologist? He is an Atheist, with an imaging machine and a lot of money from other Atheists and it just so happens that his research proves that he is right and theists, especially Christians are Zombies possessed by a brain controlling virus? Is that what I am getting here?

    • Yeah, that’s exactly what they’re trying to say. We are a virus that needs to be eradicated, apparantly.

    • I don’t know if Boghossian can really be labeled a pure “philosopher.” He has an Ed.D., not a Ph.D., which means his doctorate is in education, not philosophy. Also, under “about the author” from his own book it states: “Dr. Peter Boghossian is a full-time faculty member in Portland State University’s philosophy department. He was thrown out of the doctoral program in the University of New Mexico’s philosophy department.” So, it sounds like he tried to get a doctorate in philosophy, but that didn’t work out (not sure why he was “thrown out”), and went and did a doctorate in education instead.

  3. You had me till the last part…
    “NB: Any names of real people found found within this article is purely accidental. ”
    Funny…

  4. Pretty damn good satire – but what a waste – to be engaged in study “the links between science and religion,” when there are none. Ever think of flipping burgers?

  5. James, your satire is some of the funniest apologetics I’ve ever read 🙂 I admit, you had me fooled until Boghossian mentioned he’d found it mostly in Christians lol!

  6. I don’t know if Boghossian can really be labeled a pure “philosopher.” He has an Ed.D., not a Ph.D., which means his doctorate is in education, not philosophy. Also, under “about the author” from his own book it states: “Dr. Peter Boghossian is a full-time faculty member in Portland State University’s philosophy department. He was thrown out of the doctoral program in the University of New Mexico’s philosophy department.” So, it sounds like he tried to get a doctorate in philosophy, but that didn’t work out (not sure why he was “thrown out”), and went and did a doctorate in education instead.

  7. Well, come on guys, I am a free thinker myself. I think he should test this finding by actually infecting 10 atheists with the virus and as a control group should tell another 10 atheists that they have been infected. Study them over the course of a couple of years and see what the results are.

  8. I like the color of the so called parasite. Wonder how Peter’s own brain looks like.

    • I also like orange.. Though it doesn’t really resemble a tapeworm to me, still good satire 🙂

  9. So, basically he is saying that Christians have midi-chlorians? Can I become a Jedi then (or a sith, depending on my mood)? I don’t have the budget to build a light-saber, but maybe I could lease one for a while.

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