By now, you probably know the broad strokes of Ahmed Mohamed‘s story. The 14-year-old brought the insides of a digital clock to MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas last week. His teacher assumed it was something worse and called school officials. It wasn’t long before law enforcement swooped in and arrested Mohamed for building what they called a “hoax bomb.”
Since his story went viral last week, Mohamed has been praised by everyone from scientists to President Obama.
That’s where Richard Dawkins comes into this story.