Britain’s leading rationalist, Richard Dawkins, has claimed that a rogue element in his own genome is hell-bent on self destruction and has hijacked his Twitter feed to achieve its evil aims.
Following a series of provocative tweets a ‘fatwah’ is almost certainly on the cards for the UK’s foremost atheist. But Dawkins denies that he was responsible.
He said: “If we look at this rationally, it is clearly supremely unlikely that I would have posted these things willingly. The gene drives the organism to act in ways likely to preserve the self and result in reproduction. Whereas this is clearly just asking for it.
“I would never willingly offend any minority with a reputation for murderous retribution. Rather than blaming myself, I believe that this is terrorist action by fundamentalist fairies disguised as an exon within my genetic code.”
Acting on ‘intelligence’, a crack team of special forces geneticists is preparing to shrink themselves to molecular size and enter Dawkins looking for terrorist cells.