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13385Dawkins also said to dislike Tolkien

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  • Stolzi
    Dec 12, 2004
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      My friend could not give me a better reference than this. DavidB might be
      able to track it down:

      > As for Richard Dawkins, I was thinking of an interview about a
      > ago in one of the British broadsheet papers (either 'Guardian' or
      > 'Independent') in which he dismissed 'Lord of the Rings' because of
      > Tolkien's failure to supply a scientific explanation for the property,
      > common to Elven-swords, of glowing blue when Orcs were nearby. Facts!
      > Facts! Facts! Cornelia Blimber and Mr. Gradgrind would have been proud of
      > him.

      Diamond Proudbrook
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