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The Richard Dawkins Award is an annual award that was presented by the Atheist Alliance of America [1] up until July 2019 when it moved to the Center for Inquiry (CFI). According to the CFI press release "The recipient will be a distinguished individual from the worlds of science, scholarship, education or entertainment, who publicly proclaims the values of secularism and rationalism, upholding scientific truth wherever it may lead" [2] The award has been presented since 2003, and is named after Richard Dawkins, an English evolutionary biologist who was named the world's top thinker in a 2013 reader's poll of the Prospect Magazine.[3]




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  5. ^ "Inspiring Women of TAM 2013: Susan Jacoby". Retrieved 6 October 2013.
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  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-06. Retrieved 2015-03-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Ricky Gervais to win the 2019 Richard Dawkins Award in London".

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