Not to go all twitter-rage, but this is just sad, really. A limiting, fearful-of-the-imagination world view. http://t.co/ieHIWaO3aFKay is talking about Dawkins' disapproval of fairy tales (probably the same link at Kay provided).
— Guy Gavriel Kay (@guygavrielkay) June 5, 2014
Reading fairy stories to children is harmful because it instils a false belief in the supernatural from a young age, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has warned.
Speaking at the Cheltenham Science Festival, Dawkins, a prominent atheist, said that it was ‘pernicious’ to teach children about facts that were ‘statistically improbable’ such as a frog turning into a prince.
He also claimed to have never believed in Santa Claus, knowing that the figure who turned up at his house at Christmas was his parent’s friend ‘Sam.’
Dawkins, who is professor of the public understanding of science at Oxford University, is promoting his new memoir ‘An Appetite for Wonder’.
Dawkins is also quoted: "He added: "I grew up. I put away childish things.""
The quote doesn't do much for the story but it reminds me of a comic about parents who put away childish things -including their children. This isn't it, but I can't find the one I want.
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