Is Everything OK With Richard Dawkins?

He’s not winning many friends.

1. Richard Dawkins just tweeted this.

Which might be technically correct but… why would you say it?

Richard Dawkins

@RichardDawkins

All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though.

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3. It has not gone down well.

Richard Simcox

@richsimcox

.@RichardDawkins You absolutely disgust me.

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Zalameh

@BDS4Justice

. @RichardDawkins same applies to blacks, Chinese and gypsies…and ur point is?

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.@RichardDawkins Is this supposed to be an argument? The same's prbly true 4 ppl of African descent. Is UKIP now the model how 2 do science?

— ali (@zoonpolitikon)

ali

@zoonpolitikon

.@RichardDawkins Is this supposed to be an argument? The same’s prbly true 4 ppl of African descent. Is UKIP now the model how 2 do science?

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.@RichardDawkins your a dick. a racist dick.

— Another Angry Woman (@stavvers)

Another Angry Woman

@stavvers

.@RichardDawkins your a dick. a racist dick.

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8. Naturally, a spoof account has weighed in on the matter.

if muslims so great how come no muslims ever won a blue peter badge

— richard h dawkins (@RlCHARDDAWKlNS)

richard h dawkins

@RlCHARDDAWKlNS

if muslims so great how come no muslims ever won a blue peter badge

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10. Fortunately it’s quite a good one.

just found out cannon + ball xtian so angry want my laughs back

— richard h dawkins (@RlCHARDDAWKlNS)

richard h dawkins

@RlCHARDDAWKlNS

just found out cannon + ball xtian so angry want my laughs back

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Dawkins seems to be going a little off the rails. Only a few weeks ago he was going on about sharks and hedgehogs and “memes memes memes” in this bonkers speech about virality. Though at least that was eccentric in a charming way.

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Luke Lewis is BuzzFeed's Head of European Growth and is based in London.
 
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