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The Richard Dawkins Award is an annual award presented by the Atheist Alliance of America[1] to individuals it judges to have raised the public consciousness of atheism. It 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.[2]




Richard Dawkins and Atheist Alliance of America President Mark Gura present the 2018 Dawkins Award to Stephen Fry, with the assistance of AAoA Executive Director CW Brown at CSICon 2018 in Las Vegas. Photo by Brian Engler
Richard Dawkins Award
Jerry Coyne Receives the Richard Dawkins Award in Atlanta, GA 2015
Lawrence Krauss is Given the Richard Dawkins Award by Mark W. Gura and Melissa Pugh of Atheist Alliance of America at the Reason Rally 2016


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  2. ^ "Richard Dawkins named world's top thinker in poll". Retrieved 6 October 2013.
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  4. ^ "Inspiring Women of TAM 2013: Susan Jacoby". Retrieved 6 October 2013.
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  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-06. Retrieved 2015-03-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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