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Richard Dawkins

  1. It’s Darwin Day 2013! How Are You Celebrating?

    Happy Darwin Day, everyone! OK, we know it's a new thing and still catching on, but we are big fans of celebrating the February 12 birthday of naturalist Charles Darwin. It's a day to be thankful for innovative thinkers, brave scientists of all stripes, and yes, evolution in general, because frankly, we take our opposable thumbs for granted 364 days of the year, and respect should be paid.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Rings Shaped Like Harry Potter’s Glasses

    Things We Saw Today

    With added lightning bolt, these have to potential to poke you in the eye but if you're anything like me, you don't care. You can find them in thinkupjewel's Etsy shop. (via Neatorama) 

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  3. Things We Saw Today: How To Make Your Own Light-Up Wizard Wand for $10

    Things We Saw Today

    Only four days to do it! Plenty of time. Just please remember to turn off all wands and silence any familiars before the movie starts. (via So Geek Chic.)

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  4. Richard Dawkins’ Children’s Book Available for Preorder on Amazon

    Evolutionary biologist, author, and outspoken atheist and skeptic Richard Dawkins is collaborating with celebrated comic book artist Dave McKean on a children's book, which will hit stores on October 4th. Titled The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True, the book promises not just to stuff children's heads with factoids, as some children's books do, but to teach them critical thinking skills and introduce them to the scientific method. From the book jacket as posted on Dawkins' site:

    The Magic of Reality, with its explanations of space, time, evolution and more, will inspire and amaze readers of all ages -- young adults, adults, children, octogenarians … In stunning words and pictures this book presents the real story of the world around us, taking us on an enthralling journey through scientific reality, and showing that it has an awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic which far exceed those of the ancient myths. We encounter rainbows, our genetic ancestors, tsunamis, shooting stars, plants, animals, and an intriguing cast of characters in this extraordinary scientific voyage of discovery. Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean have created a dazzling celebration of our planet that will entertain and inform for years to come.
    Now available for preorder on Amazon. (Amazon via Boing Boing)

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Richard Dawkins Wrote a Kids Book

    Things We Saw Today

    Illustrated by Dave McKean? Heck, I'd pick this up just for myself, at Boing Boing. Next, how to make Death Star cookies, at Jedi Grrrl.

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  6. Richard Dawkins’ Earth History in C Major

    Preach it, Mr. Dawkins. Our condolences for your loss. (video via Geeks Are Sexy, link via Boing Boing.)

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  7. Richard Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson Talk About Science Together

    Do we need to say more? Okay, they talk about science for more than an hour. And answer questions. You may not have an hour to spare, but we highly recommend putting this one while you do something else and just listening. For science! (via Geeks are Sexy.)

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