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← Children need to be sprinkled with fairy dust

Lorne Oliver's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by Lorne Oliver

I feel that imagination is a necessary thing for children and the fairy tales that we learned helped provide a background against which we can separate science from fantasy. We tend to think in comparison-contrast and having elements of magic and fairy tale as a child allow adolescents and adults a safe repository for other myths like Jesus, Odin, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

And Richard, please do not strap on a vest of books and explode in a furry of science in the lobby of Hogwarts. Fundamentalist or not, we still need you.

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 01:22:00 UTC | #258446