Richard Dawkins Rocks , Good, Tue, Jan 29 2013 #(1734)

Jan 29, 2013

Hello Mister Dawkins.

I want to begin by saying that I have not converted in any way since I have been a firm believer in science since I started learning about in school, perhaps at the age of 9 or 10 (although I must confess that I truly dislike this term of ”believing” in science, because as you have said so yourself it’s not a matter of believing anything since established and proved science will always remain a fact).

My name is Jón, I am 18 years old and I am from Iceland. Now the reason I am sending this through the converts corner, is simply that I wanted to express my sincere admiration and overwhelming respect that I have for you and your work. You, sir are an inspiration to all rational thinking people on this planet, a sort of ”messiah” of science if such a thing could exist. I have always had an immense interest in science, both real and fiction and about a year ago decided to devote my life to science by the study of biology and I aspire to become a biologist like yourself in the not to distant future.

The reason for this is because science is the true salvation of mankind, not some bearded old man sitting on top of a cloud. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your contribution to the world as a scientist and atheist, it is because of people like you that the world of today and tomorrow is steadily becoming a better place.

Sincerely, your fan and admirer
Jón.
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