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← The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins - review

SomersetJohn's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by SomersetJohn

The intended lesson of Dawkins's book is that science tells a marvellous set of experimentally testable stories. The less direct lesson may be that we cannot stop telling ourselves fables, but at least we should learn to tell the difference.

I would rather think we have no need to stop telling our fables, indeed our lives would be poorer if we did. Learning to tell the difference between myth and reality is indeed vital though.

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:10:51 UTC | #873495