English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|Dear Mr. Richard Dawkins,
I recently read an article about you in a science magazine and became very interested in your
work. My name is Sean Doolan, and I'm a sophmore at Catholic Memorial High School in West
Roxbury Massachusetts. I think you are are very powerful man in the field of science, and it shows
with the impressions you made at Berkly and Oxford. Because of your work, some would call you the
"apostle" of science. I understand you were born in Nairobi, what first striked you
interest in science?
You have published many scientific books such as 'The Selfish Gene', 'Unweaving
the Rainbow', and 'The Blind Watchmaker'. Today, you are one of the best-selling
popular science author. How does that make you feel? What do you think is correct and/or incorrect
about Charles Darwin? In your field of work, religious groups have criticized you, do you think
theye have reason to?
I personally find you book 'Unweaving the Rainbow' the most interesting and mind
catching. You wrote: "After sleeping through a hundred million centuries . . . isn't it
sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born?" I think this quote means we
should appreciate the beauty of life and what we have been given.
Many of my fellow classmates have done this subject and still have many unanswerwed questions.
I think it would be great if you could come to my school for a day and share your thoughts on
science and hopefully answer the other students questions as well.
Beyond what most people know about Sir Philip
Sidney through his previous books and poems, Sidney
In the early morning hours in the small town of
Yonkers, New York, a group of vandals spray painted