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Science can impose its own oppressive orthodoxy

In his review of Richard Dawkins’s “An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist” (g, Sept. 30) Eric Liebetrau quotes Dawkins as saying, “I can’t help wondering whether a diet of fairy stories filled with magic spells and miracles . . . is educationally harmful.”

Although I write as a Christian, I believe that I am one with my Jewish and Islamic brethren and, indeed, with many agnostics and atheists as well in affirming that a narrative doesn’t have to be literal and historical to contain truth.

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