Myth-busting with Dawkins
Richard Dawkins has struck a book deal with Transworld, part of the Random House group, with a title aimed at teenagers, due out in autumn 2011:
Aimed at the adult and young adult market, the book addresses big questions about the natural world, including What is a Rainbow? Why are there Seasons? and Who Was the First Man and the First Woman? Each question is answered first by myth and legend, and then by lucid scientific explanation.
I remember his slightly pained expression in one of his TV programmes (I think it was ‘The Root of all Evil’), when he took a group of teenagers to a south coast cliff face and tried to interest them in the fossils they found there. At least one of the kids seemed to think that someone had come along and pushed the fossils into the cliff to try to discredit the creationists.
If you’re a member of Suffolk Humanists & Secularists, you can borrow The Richard Dawkins Collection (The Genius of Charles Darwin, The Enemies of Reason and The Root of All Evil?) on DVD, donated by one of our members.