Richard Dawkins will receive the 2012 “Services to Humanism” award from the British Humanist Association:
BHA Chief Executive Andrew Copson said, ‘Richard Dawkins is known for his brilliant and accessible writing on science and evolution and for his consistent and courageous defence of truth, science, and scientific method against superstition and unreason. His clear and rational arguments have been the catalyst for many people embracing humanist beliefs and values, and supporting the campaigns of the BHA. Richard’s has been one of the strongest voices in public debate on issues from ‘faith’ schools and their ability to discriminate, to freedom of speech. We are delighted to have Richard as a guest at this year’s conference and to be able to recognise the important contribution he has made globally.’
I’m not arguing the choice, but isn’t that like the NAACP giving Barack Obama an achievement award?
Like, yes, he’s totally deserving of it. Now tell me something I don’t know.