Richard Dawkins is releasing a new book for preteens, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True. Dawkins makes it clear "that this is a science book. Not an anti-God book." But it's also very clear from this interview that he hopes the book will convince young readers, instead of indulging "falsehoods" about a Creator, just to focus on studying the "magic" that is the natural world.
I wonder if it ever occurred to him that this approach could backfire? It's not as if the study of the wonders of the world has never led people toward God. . . .