Richard Dawkins has once again been embroiled in a Twitter storm, the latest upset caused by the prominent atheist's comments about aborting fetuses with Down syndrome.
Of course this is not the first time the esteemed Oxford academic has found himself the focus of a collective scolding from the social network - a pooled rebuke occurs roughly once every three months.
To prepare you for the inevitable repeat here are the 12 stages of any Richard Dawkins Twitter scandal:
- The eminent biologist will employ the rigid rationalism of his discipline to a highly emotive issue – the lack of Nobel prizes for Muslims or how some types of rape are worse than others. Dawkins will then share this insight with his one million followers on Twitter.
- A cluster of Dawkins’ devotees will debate the professor’s contention in a reasoned and scientific fashion.
"Abort it and try again..."
'You what, Dawko?'