This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.

Comment

← Countdown: Palin Wants To Help Special Needs Kids By Doing Away With Science

AmericanGodless's Avatar Jump to comment 49 by AmericanGodless

Steve & others commenting on a "solution" (to Drosophilistinism?) to be found perhaps in science fiction.. Article today in the Telegraph about Richard & his plans for a book for/about children:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/3255972/Harry-Potter-fails-to-cast-spell-over-Professor-Richard-Dawkins.html

It sounds like Richard wants to comment about "magic" in children's lit, and whether it has a positive or negative educational effect. Unfortunately, he admits to never having read Rowling's works, which (imho) he must read before he can write convincingly on the subject. Says he has read Pullman's Dark Materials books, which he did like (I hated them -- could barely stand to finish the last, where he engineers a totally unnecessary unhappy ending).
(Edit -- I did like Pullman's exobiology, with the biological invention or adaptation to using a wheel)

Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:49:00 UTC | #257639