Richard Dawkins, the noted author, hasn’t died.
However, Twitter users are making fun of him en masse, poking fun of his beliefs.
A Twitter user, @famoushorse, told Salon.com that he and another person started the #RIPRichardDawkins meme.
“There seems to be a misconception that this was done as a political statement of some sort,” @famoushorse told the site. “This is, of course, not the case. Sure, [Dawkins is] one of the most impressive old racist men but this was pure boredom with the hope of eliciting a public freak out from Dawkins. I mean, there’s still hope for that. The day is young.”
He then quipped: “My question for you Dawkians is: if God isn’t real, who made Richard?”
#RIPRichardDawkins Family Feud will never be the same without you
— Elle Oh Hell (@ElleOhHell) March 10, 2015
#RIPRichardDawkins lol am i supposed to know who this guy is… was he that old guy who did something with kanye or w/e
— the hunkyjimp jorper (@jimpjorps) March 10, 2015
— SuperNESChalmers (@UnseenPerfidy) March 10, 2015
Goddamnit I hate when the terrorists win #RIPRichardDawkins this is like the worst game of cs ever
— cracker please (@crackerplease) March 10, 2015
Some users said it wasn’t funny and is misleading.
I don’t get why people think #RIPRichardDawkins is funny
— Alyssa (@pooroldkilgore) March 10, 2015
Dawkins, 73, is an evolutionary biologist.
He also coined the word meme, which he termed as the behavioral equivalent of a gene.