In the God Delusion, Richard went about demonstrating how people who believed in God are, erm . . . deluded.
Now he has followed this up with his next great work ‘The Magic of Reality’ subtitled ‘How we know what is really true.’
In the pre-release blurb, Professor Dawkins has gone to great lengths to clear up misconceptions people have in answering some deep questions such as: What are things made of? What is the sun?
Why is there night and day, winter and summer? Why do bad things happen? Are we alone?
We stupid people of planet earth have come up with some ridiculous ideas such as: the sun hatched out of an emu’s egg or what about the great catfish that carries the world on its back? Has anyone ever told you that earthquakes are caused by a sneezing giant? . . . . but what is the real answer to such questions?
Well if you were led astray by that kind of thinking, then Richard is going to put us straight. Using nothing but his far superior intellect, he will demonstrate ‘The Magic of Reality’, with its explanations of space, time, evolution and more . . . . and this time he’s had the graciousness to add pictures for the really stupid people which in his view I guess is Christians.
If you’re really lucky, you can catch a night of him doing the book at the RAH in the near future.