Fairy Tales: From Fact to Folklore

Professor Richard Dawkins was once again recently the centre of controversy after the media suggested that he had claimed children should not be read fairy tales:


"I think it's rather pernicious to inculcate into a child a view of the world which includes supernaturalism..."

Dawkins subsequently claimed his views had been taken out of context and misrepresented:

"@RichardDawkins thinks Santa Claus causes children 'great harm' http://t.co/27eOdwnR2I" Total lie. Does the Daily Mail EVER print truth?

— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) June 4, 2014

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