Professor Richard Dawkins set to strip Harry Potter off his wizardry

October 25th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 25 (ANI): The world famous fictional stories of Harry Potter have failed to cast a spell on renowned British evolutionary ethologist, Professor Richard Dawkins, who is questioning whether their depiction of witchcraft and wizardry has a negative effect on children.

The prominent atheist is stepping down from his post at Oxford University to write a book aimed at youngsters in which he will warn them against believing in “anti-scientific” fairytales.

Dawkins, who is the best-selling author of The God Delusion has agreed to fund a series of atheist adverts on London buses, added that his new book will also set out to demolish the “Judeo-Christian myth”.

“The book I write next year will be a children’’s book on how to think about the world, science thinking contrasted with mythical thinking, the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

“I haven”t read Harry Potter, I have read Pullman who is the other leading children’’s author that one might mention and I love his books. I don”t know what to think about magic and fairy tales, he added. (ANI)

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