Monday, December 23, 2013

Splash du Jour: Monday

Why do adults foster the credulity of children? Is it really so obviously wrong, when a child believes in Father Christmas, to lead her to a gentle little game of questioning? How many chimneys would he have to reach, if he is to deliver presents to all the children in the world? How fast would his reindeer have to fly in order that he should finish the task by Christmas morning? Don't tell her point blank that there is no Father Christmas. Just encourage her in the unfaultable habit of sceptical questioning.
-- Richard Dawkins, An Appetite For Wonder --

Have a great Monday!


Merisi said...

Good thing, I was brought up to believe in any male miracle worker! *giggles*

Merisi Christmas to you,

(I thought I leave it standing, my brain's drunk on I don't you what!)

Melwyk said...

Or just let children enjoy imagination and magic while they can...