Dawkins new book looks at fairytales

<p>Richard Dawkins is planning to find out whether tales of witchcraft and wizardy have a negative effect on children in a new book. </p><p>According to the <em>Daily Telegraph</em>, Dawkins 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 &quot;anti-scientific&quot; fairytales. </p><p>He said: &quot;The book I write next year will be a children&#39;s book on how to think about the world, science thinking contrasted with mythical thinking. I haven&#39;t read Harry Potter, I have read Pullman who is the other leading children&#39;s author that one might mention and I love his books. I don&#39;t know what to think about magic and fairy tales.&quot; </p><p>&nbsp;</p>