Richard Dawkins Is Not Dead, But #RIPRichardDawkins Is A Living Meme Now


For some reason, the hashtag #RIPRichardDawkins began trending last night, and now the internet is broken with people tweeting about the death of the notorious biologist and atheist. Today, Richard Dawkins tweeted the following, indicating that he is very much around and available to criticize theism:

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We have no idea how #RIPRichardDawkins — our best guess, based on analytics, is that it started with this tweet last night:

And eventually ballooned into a monstrous pile of Twitter jokes about how he died, though there are still plenty of people who believe that he actually died:

And, for some reason, there’s some sort of bee thing going on:

Okay, we’re just confused now.


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