Richard Dawkins' dubious Twitter form underwent a further mutation on Sunday, with the author claiming Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Texas teenager arrested last week on suspicion of building a bomb, was guilty of "fraud."
The 74-year-old evolutionary biologist and noted atheist sent out a slew of tweets over the weekend chastising the ninth-grader for not even building a clock. Some observers have dissected the photo police handed out of the device Mohamed built, claiming he just shuffled around clock parts inside a pencil case.
Dawkins opened with these on Sunday morning:
Yet Dawkins' ire remained fixed on Ahmed's claim he invented the device... and not the fact that a teenager was arrested for exploring rudimentary electronics.
Then a slight evolution in Dawkins' thinking:
Then this climbdown:
But Twitter was not having it:
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