Richard Dawkins, the famous atheist, makes a good case for the magic of reality. He doesn’t neglect the power of myths and mythology. However, he believes that science is more magical and powerful than any dumbed down version of the world.

“When you think about it, here we are, we started off on this planet – this fragment of dust spinning arounf the sun – and in 4 billion years we gradually changed from bacteria into us. That is a spellbinding story.”

Oh, and he has a book out with the same title. I ordered it as a Chrismas present for my daughter. (Please, don’t tell her.)