“But it’s you, as a member of an audience and not me, who needs to be more philosophical.”
Well. I thought it was you who wanted to be more philosophical.
“Why did you think that?”
You said, after all, that your lecture was planned to be a philosophical study where new knowledge was acquired and analyzed at the highest level.
“Do you think my promises were fulfilled?”
In no way what so ever. You almost only talked about redcurrants.
“I don’t think so.”
There was hardly a sentence of what you said that did not contain at least one of the redcurrants lying on the desk in front of the pulpit.
“That was an intelligent thing of you to bring up.”