Dear Richard Dawkins,
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to you. Like many of the people writing to you, I too grew up in a deeply Christian home. I grew up with the notion that evolution was a lie and God created the universe in 7 days. Evolution was a serious taboo in my family and all books even mentioning the very idea were thrown out or had magically disappeared. It was only until college that I really started to search for myself the definition and truth of evolution. Your book, “The Selfish Gene” started a chain reaction of a desperate hunger for reason and logic. I stand now as an intelligent, female marine biologist and an eager evolutionary biologist–absent of delusion. Thank you.