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Atheist summer camp, funded by Richard Dawkins' foundation

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Via Boing Boing via The First Post, we learn that Richard Dawkins‘ foundation is funding a summer camp to teach children reason, skepticism and science. From the article:

Alongside the more traditional activities of tug-of-war, swimming and canoeing, children at the five-day camp in Somerset will learn about rational scepticism, moral philosophy, ethics and evolution.

Camp-goers aged eight to 17 will also be taught how to disprove phenomena such as crop circles and telepathy. In the Invisible Unicorn Challenge, any child who can prove that unicorns do not exist will win a £10 note — which features an image of Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory — signed by Dawkins, Britain’s most prominent atheist.

Related TEDTalks:
+ Richard Dawkins on militant atheism
+ Dan Dennett says religion should be taught in schools — objectively
+ Michael Shermer on why people believe strange things
+ Diane Benscoter on escaping a cult
+ Julia Sweeney on letting go of god

Or visit the TED.com theme Is There a God?