From Russia, Good, Fri, Jun 14 2013 #(2027)

Jun 14, 2013

Dear Dr. Dawkins!

The RuNet* Atheist Council would like to congratulate you on becoming Number One of Prospect’s World Thinkers’ 2013 poll.

This voting result shows that intelligence and scientific cognition are still valued by people. This also inspires a hope while thinking about the future of all mankind.

We’d also like to thank you for your contribution to the popularization of science and reason. Your example and personal courage encourage others (including Russian scientists) to widely popularize scientific knowledge.

We have no doubt that future of our world directly depends on understanding of essence of scientific method and role of science, as well as on restriction of influence of irrational faiths, bringing insane and sometimes tragic fruits, on private and public life of people all over the world.

We wish you happiness, good health and many years of your noble enlightening work!

With best regards,

* Russian-language part of the Internet

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