Dawkins new book The Magic of Reality for children

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Dawkins new book The Magic of Reality for children

Post by aZerogodist » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:36 pm

Just saw RD on Newsnight talking about his new book; The Magic of Reality
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Re: Dawkins new book The Magic of Reality for children

Post by DaithiDublin » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:07 am

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Re: Dawkins new book The Magic of Reality for children

Post by Dr Raskolnikov » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:04 am

I will definitely be buying this book for my son. :D

Religion propagates by twisting honestly curious and open but impressionable young minds. How often have you learned as an adult that some cherished received wisdom you picked up as a child was rubbish - a false wisdom that never would have been accepted if you had first heard it as an adult?

Helping children to find the path to truth is one of the most noble causes there is.
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Re: Dawkins new book The Magic of Reality for children

Post by aiseiri47 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:05 pm

I wish I had someone to give this to. If I gave it to my 14-year-old cousin it would probably bring about the apocalypse. Maybe I'll just buy a stack and donate to the Portlaoise Library.
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Re: Dawkins new book The Magic of Reality for children

Post by Feardorcha » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:18 am

I got a copy and tried it on my nine-year old. He's very interested in dinosaurs and planets and Lego but this book just didn't grab him. He said the illustrations were 'gross'.
I'll try it on the 15-year old and see - then I'll read it myself.
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