Richard Dawkins has written a children's book on the nature of reality
The author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion has written his first book aimed at younger readers.
The noted British ethologist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is famous for his atheist and humanist views, so the publication of The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True will no doubt create furor in religious circles. With chapters addressing questions such as "Who were the first man and woman?" and "When did everything begin?", we can be fairly certain the answers will not be "Adam and Eve" and "When God said so."
The book, which comes out in October, will feature illustrations by Dave McKean, best known for his graphic-novel collaborations with Neil Gaiman.
If you're already making your travel plans for next spring, you might want to take note of the fact that Dawkins will be one of the attendees of the upcoming Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia. He'll join well-known fellow God-deniers Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens at the convention, which takes place April 13 to 15, 2012.
Visit the event's website for further details.