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.
"I think looking back to my own childhood, the fact that so many of the stories I read allowed the possibility of frogs turning into princes, whether that has a sort of insidious affect on rationality, I'm not sure. Perhaps it's something for research."
You're kidding me, right?
We need to defend what makes life worth living from the humorless scientific, Enlightenment fascists at all costs. Oh, and Mr. Dawkins, taking on God is one thing. People figure he can handle himself. But I would think twice before making an offensive on The Lord of the Rings.