Dear Professor Richard Dawkins,
Please accept this email as a declaration of loyalty to your foundation on my behalf. I have watched as many of your lectures and debates as I could possibly find, and I would like to thank you for your continued effort. I am impressed by your true understanding of reality and reason. I have read The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth, and The Magic of Reality, and am currently reading The Selfish Gene. Your prowess in the field of Evolutionary Biology does not and certainly shall not cease to amaze me. I have shown some of your most convincing debates and lectures to a few of my best (and most intelligent) friends, and even to some of my past professors. Each and every one of them have since regarded you as one of the most intelligent speakers they’ve ever known of. My hope is that you will be remembered in modern history, perhaps as one of the most influential professors to have ever lived.
I am now a proud member of the Richard Dawkins Foundation, and will be happy to donate to it. My only request is this:
Though I am sure that your schedule is understandably quite full, I MUST see you in person. It is a major life goal of mine to see a lecture (or, preferably, a debate) of yours in person, though unfortunately Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is surely not one of your most pressing destinations. My request is that you will consider this location for one of your future live discussions, though I am certainly not opposed to taking a trip to New York, Boston or otherwise in case these cities would be more appealing to you.
Thank you so much for doing what you do, and I hope you experience the utmost satisfaction in your life.
Tyler Belber of Devon, Pennsylvania