Good, Tue, Jan 29 2013 #(32)

Jan 29, 2013

Hi Richard,

I feel as though we are on a first name basis. It is quite wonderful, really. I feel so close to you, yet we have never met, and perhaps we never will.

I admire your amazing, inner strength. You are an incredibly brave human being. You have inspired me to pursue a career in evolutionary biology. I think evolution is one of the most lovely, beautiful things in the world. You have set a fire in my heart for science; it is one that will never be diminished.

I’m writing a paper for my English class on Secular Humanism, or simply, Humanism. Although I have been reading, you-tubing obsessively for the past two years, this is the first chance I have had to put down all my thoughts.

It is difficult. I have so much anger. I do not want to be angry. Again, I do not know how you engage in debates with such ignorance.

Perhaps I will send you a copy of my essay when I am finished. It is merely the bumblings of a silly school girl; but nonetheless, it would please me greatly.

I hope this email finds you on a beautiful, spring day. More practically, it will find one of your staff in a cubicle.
My spirit is not dampened by this prospect; the act of sending an email to the great Richard Dawkins pleases me so!

Best,
Kathleen
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