They’re not all that way to be sure, but a sizable portion of the most vociferous naturalistic atheist evolutionists (VNAE’s), come across to me as being arrogant, condescending, and elitist. Now I don’t know about all of the other readers here, but I see very little use in science for these characteristics. Granted, the VNAE’s don’t use overtly arrogant and elitists propaganda in their peer reviewed research, but why do they feel the pressure toward self-elevation, disdain, and intellectual elitism?
Why indeed. I can’t really speculate about any one individual, but it seems to me to be a way for social elevation among the VNAE’s (show me the money? show me the power? show me the fame?). It also seems to be a form of fellowship and social bonding of the VNAE religion. The more elitist, condescending, and arrogant the VNAE, the greater the status among the followers. Just consider the VNAE god (you know who I’m talking about don’t you–odd how that works).