Dawkins Imposter…

Sadly, I read this on Friendly Atheist this morning:

Yet again, some impostor is pretending to be me. I do not Twitter, I had never even heard of Twittering until a thread on RichardDawkins.net alerted me to it, and I most certainly have not signed up for it. I am told there are numerous Facebook pages purporting to be mine. None of them is. I do not have a Facebook page, or anything comparable.

I don’t understand the motivation of these impostors. They do not seem to intend malice. If that were the motive, I could kind of understand it. If it were amusing satire I could understand the motive. But the fictitious persona that they invent for me is not particularly discreditable, nor is it funny. The statements attributed to me are not wildly implausible. But they are not mine. They are pure fiction. If anybody can suggest a possible motive I would be curious to know. What kind of person makes up fiction about a real person, which is neither malicious nor humorous but just sort of DULL?

And does anybody know how to let it be known to the Twitter admin people that this is an imposture?

Richard Dawkins

So, the person I’d been following (with interest) in Twitter isn’t Richard Dawkins at all. I’d like to know what twat thought it would be useful amusing to impersonate Dawkins in such an… unamusing way. Of course, it was some religious type, demonstrating to the rest of us that (s)he’s above us and able to see the whole picture, unlike us godless heathens listening to Dawkins.

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